What are the Effects of Donald Trump Becoming the US President to the UK?
There will be a lot of changes to the US political landscape if Donald Trump wins the election. However, what does it mean to the UK? Well for one, it will change the special relationship of the two countries after newly Elected american president Donald Trump
Donald Trump has clashed with former Prime Minister David Cameron and some British politicians. There was a time when the Parliament had a debate on whether Trump will be banned from visiting the UK. The MPs opposed the ban, but they criticised the US presidential candidate for his desire to ban Muslims in the US.
Cameron stated that Trump’s statements were stupid, divisive and wrong. After the resignation of Cameron, the new Prime Minister Theresa May has a lot of work to do in order to repair the relations with the US once Trump wins the election.
Trade Deals with Donald Trump
When Donald Trump wins the US elections, he will likely strike a trade deal with the UK. Trump was a supporter of the Brexit and previously stated that the UK would not be at the back of the queue when it came to a trade deal with the United States.
Trump described the Brexit vote as very historic and applauded the British for taking their country back by leaving the EU. He might get along with Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who was one of the leaders who pushed for the Brexit vote.
However, there are some issues that the two might not get along. For one, Trump claimed that there were no go areas in London. “Police feared for their lives due to the large Muslim presence in those areas,” Trump further added. Foreign Minister Johnson said that Trump was ignorant in making such comment that made him unfit to be the President of the United States.
Foreign Policy of the UK with President Trump
If ever Trump gets elected as president, it would change the balance of power in Europe, and the rest of the planet. The US foreign policy will change, as Trump supports developing closer relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also made some statements that indicate his tolerance of the Russian aggression in the eastern part of Europe.
There were also concerns about his preference to use America’s nuclear arsenal. While Trump’s party denied the allegations, there was a claim that the presidential candidate asked one foreign policy advisor why the US couldn’t use their nukes.
These are just some of the things that the UK should expect once Donald Trump becomes the next US president. It will be to the Americans to decide on whether they want Trump to represent in the world stage, or let Hillary Clinton become the first woman president of the country.