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Trump Offers Johnson Sympathy in Facing Brexit

Trump Offers Johnson Sympathy in Facing Brexit

The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local):

U.S. President Donald Trump offered U.K. leader Boris Johnson sympathy as he tries to win a Brexit deal, suggesting that the European Union would drive a hard bargain and that it would be “tough.”

Speaking at the end of the G-7 summit in France, Trump offered effusive praise for Johnson, who took power last month, and said that he had to “try to do something with Brexit,” a task that eluded his predecessor Theresa May. May failed three times to get her deal through Parliament and then was toppled by her own party.

But Trump says it won’t be easy. He said: “The EU is very tough to make a deal with. Just ask Theresa May.”