US taking over NHS ‘so ridiculous’ – Donald Trump says claims ‘made up by Jeremy Corbyn’

DONALD TRUMP has mocked “ridiculous” claims the US would take over the NHS if a trade deal was agreed between Brexit Britain and America, insisting the remarks were “made up.

by Corbyn”.

Mr Trump quickly replied: “No, not at all. We wouldn’t even be involved in that, no.

“We are trying to fix our health service, we all have our health service problems. And you do over there, and we do.“One of the things we are running so successfully is how great a job I have done on healthcare. It is not for us to have anything to do with your healthcare system. It’s about trade.” Promoted Story

Mr Trump then claimed suggestions the US would take over the NHS following a future trade agreement could have been formulated by the Labour Party leader.

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Donald Trump attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Image: GETTY)

Donald Trump

Donald Trump claimed Corbyn would be ‘so bad for your country’ (Image: GETTY)

It is so ridiculous, I think Corbyn put that out there

Donald Trump

He said: “I don’t even know where that started, I don’t know where your healthcare started with respect to us taking over your healthcare system.

“It is so ridiculous, I think Corbyn put that out there.

“It was not even mentioned. I had not even heard it until I went over to visit the Queen, who is, by the way, a great great woman.”

The Labour Party leader was quick to criticise the US President for “trying to interfere in Britain’s election”.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn claimed Trump was interfering in the election (Image: GETTY)

Thursday marked the first day on the campaign trail for both Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn ahead of the December 12 general election. 

Responding to an LBC clip on Twitter, in which the Labour Party leader was attacked by the US President, Mr Corbyn wrote: “Donald Trump is trying to interfere in Britain’s election to get his friend Boris Johnson elected.

“It was Trump who said in June the NHS is ‘on the table’.

“And he knows if Labour wins US corporations won’t get their hands on it. Our NHS is not for sale.”

Nigel Farage

Trump hinted at a pact between Farage and Boris (Image: LBC)

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn responded to Donald Trump’s comments (Image: TWITTER)

In the clip, which the Labour Party leader replied to, the US President claimed Mr Corbyn would be “so bad for your country”.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the UK will be able to secure a huge trade deal with the US once Britain has fully cut ties with the EU.

Earlier this year, Mr Trump sparked fury amid suggestions the NHS was “on the table” in future negotiations, before he backtracked the following day.

But, in his interview with Mr Farage, the US President warned the current Brexit deal Mr Johnson has negotiated with the EU makes a future relationship difficult.

Trump: US ‘can’t do’ trade with UK under Johnson’s Brexit deal

The US President told LBC: “We want to do trade with UK and they want to do trade with us.

“To be honest with you…this deal…under certain aspects of the deal…you can’t do it, you can’t do it, you can’t trade.

“We can’t make a trade deal with the UK because I think we can do many times the numbers that we’re doing right now and certainly much bigger numbers than you are doing under the European Union.”

In the bombshell interview, the US President claimed he told Prime Minister Theresa May exactly how she should negotiate Brexit with the European Union.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage speaking to US President Donald Trump (Image: LBC)

Mr Trump insisted it was also “time” for Boris to take over as Prime Minister in Britain.

The US President called for the Prime Minister and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to “get together”, describing them as “two brilliant people” which would make an “unstoppable force”.

In the wide-ranging interview, Mr Trump also discussed meeting the Queen during his visit to the UK, the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the tragic case of teenager Harry Dunn.

Source Express.

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