Having been asked about "trade talks with Britain", the president is noted as saying: "We're going to be very involved with the UK".
Mr Trump was asked by the Wall Street Journal about his relationship with the UK in the wake of Brexit and what his US/UK trade plans were. Mr Trump has a number of financial interests in Scotland, including the much-fought over golf course on the coast of Aberdeenshire. They just went through hell.
Trump: They just went through hell. I have a very good relationship with the Prime Minister. "It's very interesting. It's like, nope", the president said according to a transcript of the interview published by Politico on Tuesday.
US President Donald Trump has used his latest interview to brand the European Union as "very protectionist" and warn against a second Scottish independence referendum.
Trump went on to criticize the U.S. -EU trade relationship, calling it "very unfair".
DONALD Trump says independence would be "terrible" for Scotland as he announced that he wants to be "very involved" with the UK. "And we are absolutely looking to do a major trade deal", he said. Well, you know, you could say that's a friendly act or an unfriendly act.
The US president later said that he would "have to talk" to the European Union "because it's not a reciprocal deal. They'd no longer have the British Open".
"Scotland. Keep it in Scotland", he added.
Donald Trump says Scotland would lose the chance to host The Open if the country becomes independent.
The President, who has Scottish ancestry, also expressed concern over a second Scottish independence referendum.
US President Donald Trump has suggested that Scottish independence would be "terrible", voicing fears about the future of the Open golf championship.
"It's the only competition where you see a difference in numbers and I am hopeful that people stick around and come to the town to eat and drink".
When asked by Mr Baker about the nature of a trade deal with the United Kingdom, the President said it could include agricultural and financial services elements, and could even be put into action as soon as Brexit happens.
Mr Trump has made considerable investments in golf in Scotland, including his resorts the Trump International Golf Links and the Trump Turnberry.