Donald Trump believes King Charles III is “good for him” and Queen Consort Camilla is “absolutely nice” while praising Britain’s latest leaders.
The former US president, who claimed to know the king “very well,” said the new monarch has “an agenda” and “a strong view of things.”
Mr Trump predicted that Charles would do “very well” as king and would likely “hold back” from discussing certain elements of politics.
He also praised new Prime Minister Liz Truss for following a tax-cutting agenda, saying she is “very nice, very good.”
Donald Trump believes King Charles III is “good for him” and Queen Consort Camilla is “absolutely sweet” while praising Britain’s newest rulers. He is pictured with then-Prince Charles in June 2019
Trump said during an interview with GB News on Tuesday that Charles has “an agenda” and a “strong view of things” when asked what he thought of his views on the new king.
The former president – when asked how Charles, who is known for being “outspoken” on environmental issues – said he thought the king would keep his political views to a minimum.
“I think he’ll probably keep it where it’s a little bit political because he feels really strong about things and not everyone agrees. I think he probably won’t discuss certain elements of what he believes 100 percent,” he said. said Trump.
He added: ‘Well, I think he will be different now. I know him very well, very well. And I spent a lot of time with him when I was there as president. And with his wife, who was very sweet by the way, and we had a nice time together.
“And I, you know, so I’m a little biased when I say it, but, you know, he had a strong take on things.
“Probably hard when you’re the king, you want 100 percent of the people to love you like the queen did. The Queen had – everyone loved her, right? She had no such agenda.
“And yet, you know, she was a very strong woman. I also got to know her. She was a very strong woman, a great woman.
He concluded: ‘I think Charles is going to do very well. I think he has a great way about him.”
Mr Trump said Charles has “an agenda” and a “strong view of things.” He and Charles are pictured together in December 2019
Mr Trump also called Queen Consort Camilla “absolutely delightful” during the interview. He is pictured with the late Queen Elizabeth II, his wife Melania Trump, then-Prince Charles and Camilla in June 2019
Mr. Trump also praised Ms. Truss for following a tax-cutting agenda, saying the new head of state seemed “very nice, very good.”
“I’ve cut taxes significantly and we’ve done a lot more business and she has,” he told GB News on Tuesday.
“And I know she got a few hits for it, which actually surprises me, but you might have bigger earnings at the end of the day, it’s going to be really interesting.
Ms Truss was forced this week to backtrack on her plans to increase government borrowing to fund tax cuts for the UK’s highest earners.
Its so-called mini-budget came as the British pound fell to its lowest level against the US dollar in decades, before recovering and mortgage rates rising.
“What she did is very much the opposite of what some people thought,” Trump said. “But that doesn’t mean they were right. I have a feeling she might be right.’
The real estate mogul-turned-politician also noted how Mrs Truss had received a “great farewell to the Queen” before her death last month.
The Queen appointed Mrs Truss Prime Minister two days before her death.
Mr Trump also noted how Ms Truss had received a “great farewell to the Queen” before her death last month. The Queen and Liz Truss are pictured together on September 6 at Her Majesty Balmoral’s estate in Scotland, where she invited her to become Prime Minister
Mr Trump was questioned about Prime Minister Liz Truss’ predecessor Boris Johnson, who he claimed was “suddenly turning liberal.” He and Mr Johnson are pictured in September 2019
Mr. Trump was questioned about Mrs. Truss’ predecessor, Boris Johnson, who was kicked out of number 10 after a slew of scandals.
“I haven’t spoken to him in a while, but Boris was a friend,” he said.
“And I think the biggest problem Boris has was that he suddenly became liberal, he went to the other side.”
The Republican, apparently attacking Johnson’s support for offshore wind, claimed the former prime minister “changed and went, you know, for the windmills everywhere.”
Mr Trump said of Mr Johnson, “He went for, you know, he woke up a little bit more awake than I think he really is.
“He was a conservative man and he became much less than conservative. And I think a lot of people didn’t like it. They didn’t like it.’
Mr Trump has often spoken of his deep and personal admiration for the leaders of the UK, especially the late Queen Elizabeth II. He is pictured with the late monarch in July 2018
President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II after praising her as an ‘amazing, wonderful woman’ at a 2019 state banquet at Buckingham Palace
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were welcomed in 2019 for a full state visit by Queen Elizabeth II. It was Trump’s second visit to the UK as president
Mr Trump has often spoken of his deep and personal admiration for the leaders of the UK, especially the late Queen Elizabeth II.
He met the Queen twice as president, first at Windsor Castle for tea in 2018 and then on a full state visit the following year.
He often spoke of the way his Scottish-born mother loved the Royals and the Queen in particular.
Mr Trump also made it clear that his two visits to the UK were among the highlights of his time as president.
After his first meeting, when he inspected the guard and had tea with the monarch, he said they got on well.
‘Then we’ll go upstairs and have tea. And I didn’t know this — it was supposed to take 15 minutes, but it took about an hour,” he said.
‘Because we got along well. And she liked our first lady and our first lady liked her.
‘But we got along fantastically well. But time passed – you know, sometimes you get along and time passes.’