National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Friday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK is not the White House’s top priority, scaling back expectations for a hasty agreement.
Another top Trump adviser, John Bolton, claimed the UK would be ‘first in line’ for a deal in August, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.S. president laid out an aggressive, one-year timeline for a trade pact when they met in France.
Donald Trump is a ‘big fan’ of the prime minister’s, Kudlow told journalists, but a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada is the president’s ‘No. 1 legislative priority,’ not a trade pact with the UK.
‘It’s not a tomorrow question. The most important trade deal is the USMCA. That is our top legislative priority,’ he told reporters outside the West Wing after the Labor Department released its monthly jobs numbers.