President Trump was asked about his remarks to The Sun, where he said recently departed foreign secretary Boris Johnson would be a great prime minister.
He again said the White House would release a tape of the interview, claiming the remark was "unrelated."
"We taped the entire interview. They asked about Boris Johnson. How would he be as a prime minister? I said he'll be a great prime minister. He's been very nice to me. He's been saying very good things about me as president."
"I think he thinks I'm doing a great job. I am doing a great job, that I can tell you, just in case you haven't noticed," Trump added. "But Boris Johnson would be a great prime minister."
On May, he then added, "I also said that this incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job. And I mean that."