It is no secret that the United States is the United Kingdom’s most important ally. As prospects of a no-deal Brexit increase, the United Kingdom could soon find itself out in the cold. It is banking on the support of the United States in the face of adversity.
Speaking to Politico this week, Hunt explained that this would be the advice given to Trump; if he had an opportunity to give it to him directly.
“America has a lot of friends all over the world that share American values,” said Hunt
“[Trump] should always think that there is opportunity in building alliances with America’s friends across the world, because we are, like he is, committed to open societies, rule of law, free trade, the values that have created the most successful international order since, in the history of humanity,” added Hunt.
As it so happens, Hunt was in the United States just this week, where he attempted to strengthen bonds with secretary of state Mike Pompeo and vice-president Mike Pence.
While Iran and Yemen probably featured most prominently in those discussions, there is no doubt that the United Kingdom’s future trading relationship was at the top of the agenda.
The jury is out on what Hunt would have said, given the divisions that have ripped the United Kingdom apart in the past two years.
“In all my interactions with him I’ve found someone who is very keen to do things with his allies,” added Hunt, who is confident the United States will have Britain’s back.
“I don’t think this is an isolationist President. He wants America to have a huge presence in every corner of the globe.”