UK "first in line" for USA trade deal, says National Security Adviser John Bolton

The UK is "first in line" for a trade deal with the USA, President Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton has said during a visit to London this week aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-USA ties. 

According to Mr Bolton, the president supports a no-deal Brexit, adding that Washington would propose an accelerated series of trade deals. 

Deals could be done on a "sector-by-sector" basis, with an agreement on manufacturing being agreed first. 

His comments came after meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No 10. 

According to Mr Bolton, a bilateral agreement or "series of agreements" could be carved out "very quickly, very straight-forwardly".

While saying that "both President Trump and I were leavers before there were leavers", he added that a trade deal for financial services and agriculture would not be the first to be agreed. 

Mr Bolton said that the USA understands the importance and urgency of "doing as much as we can agree on as rapidly as possible because of the impending 31 October exit date".

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