Donald Trump was the most successful US president at keeping the peace since the Second World War, Bracknell’s Conservative MP has said.

But Labour has branded the comments an “affront” to those affected by riots by Trump’s far right supporters.

Bracknell MP James Sunderland said very few US soldiers were killed while Trump was in office between 2017 and 2021.

Speaking to the Conservative Renewal podcast he said: “If you look back over his time at the White House very few if any American servicemen and women have been killed in action.

“So I think Trump will go down as actually in terms of prosecuting wars and campaigns as one of the most successful for keeping the peace since ‘45.”

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But Bracknell Labour Party pointed to riots by far right protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017, during which white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car into a crowd of people, murdering 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

Labour also noted that Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol building – its equivalent of parliament – on the day in 2021 that he was supposed to hand over office to Joe Biden.

Labour said: “To describe Trump, in any context, as keeping the peace, is an affront to the January 6 United States Capitol attack and the Charlottesville attack, just to name two.”

Mr Sunderland replied that his comments were based on fact. He said: “All of my remarks, including those on Donald Trump, were entirely objective, based on fact and in context.”