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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the sympathy of U.S. President Donald Trump after the American leader suggested that the European Union would drive a hard bargain and that it would be “tough” to get a Brexit deal. Speaking at the end of the Group of Seven summit in France, Trump offered effusive praise for Johnson, who took power last month, and said that he had to “try to do something with Brexit,” a task that eluded his predecessor, Theresa May. May failed three times to get her deal through Parliament and then was toppled by her own party. “The EU is very tough to make a deal with,” Donald Trump said. “Just ask Theresa May.” The comments came after a summit dominated by what Britain would do once it loses its primary trading partner when it leaves the European Union on Oct. 31. As he sought to position his nation for a post-Brexit universe, Johnson was at pains to say that he wouldn’t just take any deal. But he also refused to rule out suspending Parliament, saying it was up to lawmakers to carry out Brexit. “I think this is really a matter for parliamentarians to get right,” he said. “I think that people have just about had enough of this conversation. And I think they are yearning for a moment when Brexit comes off the front pages.” Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed at the summit in the French resort town of Biarritz to do a…

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