Does Donald Trump’s praise help or hinder Boris Johnson’s leadership chances?

Politics Explained: Warm words from the president might play badly with the wider public but Tory members will regard it more favourably

Lizzy Buchan
Political Correspondent
Friday 31 May 2019 16:54
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Countdown to Brexit: How many days left until Britain leaves the EU?

Donald Trump‘s much-anticipated state visit is set to dominate the dying days of Theresa May’s government.

The trip, offered as a sweetener to the US president in Ms May’s early premiership, could now be a humiliating experience for the prime minister as Mr Trump looks to her potential successors.

Boris Johnson is seen as the frontrunner of the 12-strong race, which began in earnest when Ms May finally named her departure date last week.

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