Trump’s visit came at a delicate time in British politi

cs, with the UK’s relationship with the European Union trading bloc in turmoil following three years of failing to make progress on how B

ritain will leave. This impasse led to May’s downfall, and there is now a desperate race among Co

nservative members of Parliament to succeed her as party leader and prime minister.

The first issue the new leader faces is how to prepare for Brexit, currently scheduled for Oct 31. Many leading conten

ders, including the Trump-endorsed Boris Johnson, have spoken of their openness to a no deal-Brexit, which m

eans leaving with no alternative economic or legislative arrangements in place.

Trump favors such an approach, suggesting it could earn the UK fa

vorable trading terms with the US. And in a BBC interview on Sunday, when asked sp

ecifically about how such a deal would impact on the country’s free at the point of delivery National

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