British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of early general elections in June boosted the pound sterling against the US dollar, and drew favorable comments from economists.
Trump has previously hailed the result of the British referendum a year ago that approved the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. May added that "we've delivered on the mandate of the referendum and the government has the right plan". The colour blue is associated with the Conservative Party.
Certainly, the Conservatives' election prospects look promising.
While May denied that opinion polling had been a factor in her decision to reverse her position and call the vote, her Conservative Party's huge lead over the opposition Labour Party - more than 20 points in some surveys - will shape the campaign.
May's governing Conservatives now have a slight majority, with 330 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons.
But the decision does carry political risks for May.
Then, in a piece of party political theatre that played out like slapstick, the two main Tory Brexiteers vying for the leadership - Boris Johnson and Michael Gove - managed to knife each other in the back. And in a year of election surprises, embittered but highly motivated voters from the Remain camp could coalesce behind one of the parties to register their anger over leaving the bloc.
Explaining her volte face, Mrs May told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "When it came to triggering Article 50, around that time it became clear the extent to which the opposition parties in Westminster were intent on what I would describe as frustrating the Brexit process".
British pound jumps higher after election is called
It is an about-face from May's earlier statements about an early election, but it is hard to blame her for wanting to go early. There can be little doubt over why the Prime Minister has called a snap election despite repeatedly stating she would not.
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Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA, said the election news had helped to shatter the pound's entrenched downtrend against the U.S. dollar.
The Prime Minister stood at the steps of 10 Downing Street and said only an election would ensure both that her opponents can not derail Brexit and that Britain's position is strong in talks with the European Union.
Speaking to The Sun, Mrs May said: "What I hope comes out of the election is support from the public to say we agree with their plan for Brexit, so that when I go into Europe I've got that backing of the British people".
In 2010, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown took part in three such events - but there was much wrangling over the formats for the debates which followed in 2015. He was a weak supporter of the Remain campaign, and efforts by Labor legislators to unseat him have failed.
The stance provoked an angry reaction from Mr Corbyn and Tim Farron, with the Liberal Democrat leader calling on broadcasters to leave an empty chair if she refused to take part.
The negotiations themselves are not expected to start until May or June at the earliest. Numerous people who voted to leave the European Union are in traditional Labour blue-collar ridings. In each of the previous national elections, it saw some of its working-class base drift away toward pro-Brexit, anti-immigrant platforms. "Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority".
Opponents leapt on the announcement, branding it a major U-turn and a political move which showed Ms May putting the interests of her party before the country.