Former Trump ally Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as a “breath of fresh air.” Ahead of the G7 Summit
President Joe Biden was described as a “breath of fresh air” by Boris Johnson, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit.
In a press conference following his meeting with Biden, Johnson stated of his discussions with the US president, “It’s a great breath of fresh air.”
“It’s new, it’s exciting, and we’re putting in a lot of effort together. We talked for nearly an hour and a half. It had been a long, long, and enjoyable session. According to France24 News, Johnson added, “We covered a vast range of themes.”
“It’s amazing to listen to the Biden administration and Joe Biden, because there’s so much they want to do with us, from security to NATO to climate change,” Johnson remarked.
Biden and Johnson first met on Thursday, according to videos circulated on social media, when the two were seen walking near Carbis Bay in Cornwall with their spouses.
Jill Biden wears a “LOVE” jacket when visiting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie Johnson. twitter.com/dGV5C62RVp pic.twitter.com/dGV5C62RVp
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Biden and Johnson may be seen sitting together in front of reporters and cameras in one video. Johnson expressed his delight at welcoming Biden to Cornwall, saying, “It’s a wonderful pleasure.”
“Fantastic to see you here on what I think is your first big overseas trip since you’ve been president,” Johnson said.
Biden told Johnson that he’s traveled to the U.K. several times but noted that it is his first as “President of the United States.”
“I’m thrilled to meet your wife,” Biden said. “I told the prime minister we have something in common. We both married way above our station.”
In response, Johnson said, “I’m not going to dissent on that one. I’m not going to disagree with the president on that or anything else.”
President Biden met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain ahead of Friday’s meeting of the G7. The bilateral meeting kicks off Biden’s first international trip as president. https://t.co/uEtUiKNV55 pic.twitter.com/XoMgp1GTZW
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Johnson also tweeted a picture of himself next to Biden, with a caption that read, “Together we will #BuildBackBetter,” alluding to. This is a brief summary.