Boris Johnson praises Trump, saying US president has 'many, many good qualities'

Benjamin Kentish

Boris Johnson has lavished praise on Donald Trump, saying the US president has "many, many good qualities" and lauding his record in office.

The Tory leadership frontrunner said the Republican had got the US economy "motoring" and that he wanted to emulate some of Mr Trump's tax cuts.

Of the US president, he said: "There are many areas where he talks sense."

Mr Johnson was speaking at a Conservative leadership hustings in Carlisle.

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