Jeremy Corbyn hits back after Donald Trump interview with Nigel Farage

31 October 2019, 18:14

By Kate Buck

Jeremy Corbyn has responded to President Donald Trump's accusation that he would be "so bad for the country".

In his world exclusive interview with Nigel Farage on LBC, Mr Trump demolished Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that the US wants to meddle with the NHS.

In his interview with Mr Farage the President said: "I have great relationships with many of the leaders, including Boris.

"He is a fantastic man and I think he is the exact right guy for the times and I know that you and him will end up doing something that could be terrific.

"If you and he get together, you know, unstoppable force and Corbyn would be so bad for your country.

"He would be so bad. He would take you in such a bad way. He would take you into such bad places."

President Donald Trump said he thought Corbyn "would be bad for your country"
President Donald Trump said he thought Corbyn "would be bad for your country". Picture: PA
Jeremy Corbyn hit out at the US President't remarks almost immediately
Jeremy Corbyn hit out at the US President't remarks almost immediately. Picture: PA

Mere minutes after Mr Trump's words were made public the Labour leader took to Twitter.

He said: "Donald Trump is trying to interfere in Britain’s election to get his friend Boris Johnson elected.

" It was Trump who said in June the NHS is 'on the table'.

"And he knows if Labour wins US corporations won’t get their hands on it.

"Our NHS is not for sale."

Mr Corbyn today pledged to “defend the NHS” in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 general election.

He said: “I don’t even know where that started. I don’t even know where your healthcare system started with respect to us taking over your healthcare system. It’s so ridiculous.

"I think Corbyn put that out there. It was never even mentioned. I never even heard it until I went to visit with the Queen.”

He was firm in stating he had no plans at all to take over the NHS saying: “We are trying to fix our health service.”

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