DONALD Trump has raised the possibility that he will meet with Boris Johnson during his four-day visit to the UK.

Speaking on the White House lawn, the US president said that the UK Government is in “turmoil” at the moment and that the recently departed foreign secretary was a “friend” of his.

Trump was less forthcoming about his support for Theresa May, however.

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The president was questioned about if he had been in contact with Johnson since his resignation.

“No I have not. No I have not,” he said.

“Boris Johnson’s a friend of mine. He has been very nice to me. Very supportive. And maybe we'll speak to him when I get over there.

“I like Boris Johnson. I've always liked him.”

Then, when asked about whether or not the Prime Minister should remain in power, Trump said: “Well, that’s up to the people. I get along with her very well. I have a very good relationship.

“That’s certainly up to the people, not up to me.”

Trump is due to arrive in the UK on Thursday. He is expected to meet the Prime Minister at Chequers and the Queen at Windsor Castle before travelling north of the Border.

It was revealed on Saturday night that Trump had not contacted Nicola Sturgeon about his visit, throwing into severe doubt any suggestion the two leaders will meet.