UK treasury chief sees Clinton as winner, calls Trump ‘odd’

In this photo taken May 5, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Charleston, W. Va. There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump, but his ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee means a few of President Barack Obama's key achievements could be more likely to survive after he leaves office. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief says he expects America’s next president to be a woman. Guess who?

In an unusual diplomatic departure, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne offered his coy take Sunday on the race between leading Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and the Republicans’ sole campaign survivor, Donald Trump.

“We look forward to working with whoever the next president is, whoever she may be,” Osborne, an ally of Prime Minister David Cameron, told the broadcaster ITV.

Conservative Party leader Cameron has repeatedly criticized Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. In December he called Trump’s idea of banning Muslim travelers from U.S. soil “divisive, stupid and wrong.”

Obsorne described Trump as part of “an odd collection” of extremists who want Britain to leave the European Union. Britain votes on the issue June 23.

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