Tory MP John Redwood added to those who believe the billionaire tycoon’s presidency can only be a good thing for post-Brexit Britain.
He also took aim at President Obama, who had said during the EU referendum campaign that Britain would be at the “back of the queue” with regards to a trade deal.
He said in April alongside David Cameron: “I think it’s fair to say that maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done.
“The UK is going to be in the back of the queue.”
John Redwood has said Donald Trump's relationship with the UK will be good for Brexit
I think it’s very helpful that the new President of the United States of America, unlike the outgoing one, is very positive about Britain becoming an independent country again
But Mr Redwood told Express.co.uk that Mr Trump was “very positive” about a UK-US deal.
“I think it’s very helpful that the new President of the United States of America, unlike the outgoing one, is very positive about Britain becoming an independent country again,” he said.
“And it’s very helpful that the new President thinks he can help fast-track a free trade agreement over and above World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms to improve the flows of UK-US trade.”
The Wokingham MP said there was “goodwill” on both sides.
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He said: “The US is already our single biggest country trading partner and it’s a successful trade, pretty even both ways – we sell them roughly the same amount that they sell us – and I think it’s because it’s fair trade and it’s working trade, the President of the United States likes it and there will be goodwill on both sides.
“So let’s get on and have a decent free trade deal with America and I think that might add something in our negotiations with the EU, because I think if they see that we are a very welcome partner of a country like the United States of America, it may make them even keener be a good partner of ours as well.”
Mr Trump has vowed to work quickly with Britain to secure a "quick and proper" trade deal after Brexit in an interview with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for The Times this week.
He said: ”Brexit is going to end up being a great thing. We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides.
"Countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity.”