BORIS Johnson is set to meet Donald Trump three times in just 100 days as he fights to deliver his “do or die” Brexit pledge.
The newly elected Tory leader, who will officially takeover from Theresa May today, wants to build on the UK’s “special relationship” with the US.
Boris, 55, is expected to make a visit to the US one of his first priorities as he will be hoping to kick-start a trade deal as soon as possible.
After Boris’ leadership win yesterday, Trump voiced his confidence that “tough” BoJo will “get it done” as the October 31 Brexit deadline looms.
The two leaders are expected to meet next month, but the location is yet to be confirmed, The Telegraph reported.
Then they will likely sit down for talks at the G7 in Biarritz, France, and the UN General Assembly in New York in September.
This means the pair will have three rounds of talks before the UK leaves the EU in 100 days.
Trump said Boris and Nigel Farage will do “tremendous things together” after BoJo was crowned Tory leader.
‘THEY CALL HIM BRITAIN’S TRUMP’
He took less than half an hour to log onto Twitter to lavish Boris with praise after he was elected as leader of the Conservatives at midday.
Trump tweeted at 12.29pm British time: “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!”
And later on at a rally he added: “A really good man is going to be the PM of the UK now. Boris Johnson. He’s good and he’s tough…
“They call him Britain’s Trump.
“That’s what they need. He’ll get it done. Boris is good.”
He also used the rally to praise his pal Farage, saying they would work well together.
Farage has urged the new PM to call for a General Election and form a pact with his Brexit Party – a plan he says Trump supports.
He told The Times: “He [Mr Trump] thinks a Johnson-Farage alliance would be unstoppable and would deliver Brexit. He sees it very clearly.
“I have said my levels of trust in Boris and the Conservative Party are very low, but if he really means it and is absolutely determined to deliver a clean break Brexit then of course I’d talk to him.”
The President’s daughter Ivanka also tweeted her congratulations to Boris.
Newt Gingrich, the former US Speaker of the House, said Boris would be “the Donald Trump of Britain” and urged everyone to “put on your seat belt and prepare for a wild ride”.
“Think Margaret Thatcher with wild hair,” he added.
The President has previously said Boris would make a good PM, and heaped praise on him when he came to visit the UK earlier this month.
But in the past few weeks the special relationship has turned sour following the leaking of cables from the UK ambassador to the UK.
Sir Kim Darroch’s cables describing President Trump’s administration as “inept” and dysfunctional were revealed and splashed over the front pages of the newspapers.
The President labelled him “very stupid” and Sir Kim later resigned his post.
And he hit out at Theresa May too, saying on Twitter she was “foolish” for not listening to his advice on Brexit.
Boris didn’t meet with the US President during his trip to Britain, but the pair did talk on the phone.
They appear to have a good relationship and Team Boris will be hoping they can repair any damage to US-UK links when he gets into No10.