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Trump pledges ‘very big trade deal’ to UK’s Johnson

US President Donald Trump praised Boris Johnson as the "right man" to deliver Brexit while meeting the UK prime minister in France. Trump also pledged a trade deal with the UK, despite opposition in the US Congress.

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