Donald Trump believes King Charles III has ‘got a great way about him’ and that Queen Consort Camilla is ‘absolutely lovely’ as he praised Britain’s newest leaders.
The former US president, alleging he knows the King ‘quite well,’ said the new monarch has ‘an agenda’ and a ‘strong view on things’.
Mr Trump predicted that Charles would do ‘very well’ as King and would likely ‘refrain’ from discussing certain elements of politics.
He also praised new Prime Minister Liz Truss for following a tax-cutting agenda and said she is ‘very nice, very good.’
Donald Trump believes King Charles III has ‘got a great way about him’ and that Queen Consort Camilla is ‘absolutely lovely’ as he praised Britain’s newest rulers. He is pictured with then-Prince Charles in June 2019
Mr Trump, during an interview with GB News on Tuesday, said Charles has ‘an agenda’ and a ‘strong view on things’ when asked what he thought about his views on the new King.
The former president – when asked how Charles, known to have been ‘outspoken’ on environmental issues – said he thought the King would keep his political opinions to a minimum.
‘I think he’ll probably keep it where it’s politically a little bit, because he feels very strong about things and not everybody agrees with that, I think he’ll probably not discuss certain elements of what he believes 100 per cent,’ Mr Trump said.
He added: ‘Well, I think he’ll be different now. I know him very well, quite well. And I spent a lot of time when I was over there as president with him. And with his wife who was absolutely lovely, by the way, and we had a good time together.
‘And I, you know, so I’m a little prejudiced when I say it, but, you know, he had a strong view on things.
‘Probably difficult when you’re the king you want to have 100 per cent of the people love you like the Queen did. The Queen had – everybody loved her, right? She didn’t have that kind of an agenda.
‘And yet, you know, she was a very strong woman. I got to know her too. She was a very strong woman, a great woman.
He concluded: ‘I think Charles is going to do very well. I think he’s got a great way about him.’
Mr Trump said Charles has ‘an agenda’ and a ‘strong view on things’. He and Charles are pictured together in December 2019
Mr Trump also called Queen Consort Camilla ‘absolutely lovely’ 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 applauded Ms Truss for following a tax-cutting agenda an said the new head of state seemed ‘very nice, very good.’
‘I cut taxes very substantially and we did much more business and she’s done that,’ he told GB News on Tuesday.
‘And I know she’s taken some hits for it, which surprises me actually, but it could be at the end of the day you do bigger revenues, it’s going to be very 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.
Her co-called mini-budget came as the British pound dropped to the lowest level against the US dollar in decades, before recovering, and mortgage rates soared.
‘What she did is very inverse to what some people thought,’ Mr 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 Ms Truss had received a ‘great send-off from the queen’ before her death last month.
The Queen appointed Ms Truss as prime minster two days before her passing.
Mr Trump also noted how Ms Truss had received a ‘great send-off from the queen’ before her death last month. The Queen and Liz Truss are pictured together on September 6 at Her Majesty’s Balmoral estate in Scotland on where she invited her to become Prime Minister
Mr Trump was probed about Prime Minister Liz Truss’ predecessor, Boris Johnson, who he alleged ‘went liberal all of a sudden.’ He and Mr Johnson are pictured in September 2019
Mr Trump was probed about Ms Truss’ predecessor, Boris Johnson, who was ousted from No 10 following 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 he went liberal all of a sudden, he went to the other side.’
The Republican, apparently attacking Mr Johnson’s support for offshore wind, alleged that the former prime minister ‘changed and he went, you know, for the windmills all over the place.’
Mr Trump said of Mr Johnson: ‘He went for, you know, he went a little bit woke-ier than I believe he really is.
‘He was a conservative guy 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, specifically 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 a ‘great, great woman’ during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in 2019
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were welcomed for a full state visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. 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, specifically the late Queen Elizabeth II.
He met the Queen twice as president, first at Windsor Castle for tea in 2018 and then during a full state visit the following year.
He spoke often of the way his Scottish-born mother loved the Royals and the Queen in particular.
Mr Trump also made 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 took tea with the monarch, he said they had got along famously.
‘We then go up and we have tea. And I didn’t know this – it was supposed to last 15 minutes but it lasted like an hour,’ he said.
‘Because we got along. And she liked our first lady and our first lady liked her.
‘But we got along fantastically well. But the time went by – you know, sometimes you get along and the time goes by.’