United States

This information is from our Brexit archives, documenting what different countries thought of the negotiations, their relationship with the UK and priorities in the negotiations.

This page was last updated in 2020.

President Donald Trump (Republican, since January 2017)
Population 327,167,000 (2018)
Size 9,834,000 km² (3.8 million sq. miles)
Next presidential election November 2020
Last meeting with Boris Johnson 24 September 2019
Relationship with the UK Theresa May was the first EU leader to be invited to the White House, where she discussed with President Trump issues related to Brexit, possible future trade deals between the UK and US and the importance of NATO.
What President Trump said on Brexit 15 January, 2017

“You look at the European Union and it’s Germany. Basically a vehicle for Germany. That’s why I thought the UK was so smart in getting out,” “I believe others will leave. I do think keeping it together is not gonna be as easy as a lot of people think.”

Speaking about a trade deal between the US and UK on 15 January, 2017

“Absolutely, very quickly. I’m a big fan of the UK. We’re gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides.”

27 January, 2017

“I think Brexit’s going to be a wonderful thing for your country. I think when it irons out, you’re gonna have your own identity and you’re going to have the people that you want in your country and you’re going to be able to make free trade deals without having somebody watching you and what you’re doing.”

United States’ priorities The current administration’s priorities are to boost the economy and employment, block the TPP trade deal, reform the health care system, invest in infrastructure, tackle illegal immigration, achieve peace in the Middle East and increase Europe’s spending on defense to improve NATO.