Trump says Brexit to be 'a great thing', wants very substantial cut in nuclear weapons

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Posted: Jan 15, 2017 5:20 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Brexit will turn out to be a "great thing" and that he wants a stocks of nuclear weapons should be reduced very substantially as part of any deal with Russia, The Times newspaper reported.

“Brexit is going to end up being a great thing,” Trump told The Times of London in an interview, according to extracts sent by the newspaper ahead of publication.

Trump said he would work very hard to get a trade deal with the United Kingdom "done quickly and done properly".

When asked about the prospect of a nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia, Trump told the newspaper in an interview: "For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it.”

(Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)