Donald Trump has confirmed the NHS will not be on the table during UK-US trade talks and said the US would not be interested in even if it is “handed to us on a silver platter”.
On a visit to the UK to mark the 70th anniversary of Nato, the US President was asked about the possibility of the NHS being opened up to US pharmaceutical companies post-Brexit.
Mr Trump said he “never even thought about” including the NHS in a future trade deal with the UK.
He said: “No, not at all, I have nothing to do with it. Never even thought about it, honestly.”
Mr Trump added: “I don’t even know where that rumour started.
“We have absolutely nothing to do with it and we wouldn’t want to if you handed it to us on a silver platter, we want nothing to do with it.”
Throughout the General Election campaign Jeremy Corbyn has claimed Boris Johnson would be willing to put the NHS “on the table” during trade talks.