Trump: US doesn’t want Britain’s National Health Service even ‘on a silver platter’

by Editorial Team

President Trump on Tuesday said the US has no interest in Britain’s National Health Service — and wouldn’t want it “even if you handed it to us on a silver platter.”

The comment was in response to a question about whether the NHS — the UK’s equivalent of universal healthcare — could be on the table in post-Brexit trade negotiations with Britain.

“No, not at all. I have nothing to do with it. Never even thought about it honestly,” said Trump, who is in Britain for the NATO summit. “”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’d want nothing to do with it.”

Potential US involvement in the NHS has become a point of contention in the UK’s Dec. 12 election, with the Labour Party using the hot-button issue to attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, says Johnson wants to sell parts of the publicly funded system to US companies. Johnson has denied the allegations.

In the past, Trump has also denied he’s interested in getting involved in the NHS.


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