Prime Minister Johnson has repeatedly touted the potential of a trade deal with the US. He seems to believe that by pivoting away from Europe, the UK can build a stronger alliance with the US and increase transatlantic trade. He is hoping that his good friend, President Donald Trump, who prides himself on his ability as a ‘dealmaker’, will help smooth the way and get the deal done.
The urgency that Johnson is pursuing in this potential deal is underscored by the number of trips that he and others in his Cabinet have planned in the coming months. Already this summer, the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab and Secretary of International Trade, Liz Truss, have visited Washington. Their hope is that