Donald Trump pays tribute to the Queen and recalls their ‘good chemistry’

Donald Trump, 76, paid tribute to the Queen by hailing her as an "extraordinary woman" who "never made a mistake".

The former US president also spoke about the "good chemistry" he enjoyed with the 96-year-old monarch, who died yesterday at Balmoral.

Trump made the remarks in an interview with ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage on GB News, saying: "It is a sad day all over the world. She was just an extraordinary woman. Who could be greater than what she's done?

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"And she did it so long, so well, and never made mistakes. Just think about it, right?

"Just never made a mistake. She was an incredible person."

Trump went on to add that his Scotland-born mother was a "tremendous" fan of the Queen and watched any ceremony on TV that the head of the Royal Family was involved in.

Then, reflecting on meeting Her Majesty during his state visit to the UK in June 2019, Trump declared: "Well, we were going to spend just a short period of time and we just got along really well and we spent a lot more time than people thought and it was really quite something we just got along very well. We had a good chemistry and, that evening, there was a big celebration and I sat next to the Queen and we just talked all night long.

"She was incredible to speak to and her mind was so sharp. Just to be with her was something very special."

Trump also claimed he pressed the Queen on who was her favourite US president and UK prime minister and revealed, in both instances, that she said she liked "all of them".

On the significance of the Queen's death, he reasoned: "This is a world event. This is a very, very sad day.

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"It was the day that was coming, obviously, but it's a very sad event and it's for good reason. She was a great woman, a great queen, and somebody that will be very, very sadly missed.”

Earlier, Trump had also paid his respects on his Truth Social platform with a post in which he stated: "Queen Elizabeth’s historic and remarkable reign left a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Great Britain. Her leadership and enduring diplomacy secured and advanced alliances with the United States and countries around the world.

"However, she will always be remembered for her faithfulness to her country and her unwavering devotion to her fellow countrymen and women. Melania and I will always cherish our time together with the Queen, and never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom, and wonderful sense of humour.

"What a grand and beautiful lady she was – there was nobody like her!"

In a second post, Trump gave his support for the Queen's successor to the throne – King Charles – backing him to become "a Great and Wonderful King. He dearly loves the United Kingdom and all that it represents to the World.

"He will prove to be an inspiration to everyone. Queen Elizabeth has been, and will be from above, very proud of King Charles III."

The Queen's reign spanned the terms of 14 US presidents and she met 13 with Lyndon Johnson, who was in the White House from 1963 to 1969, the one exception.

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