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Boris drops Trump: PM refers to the "previous president" as he welcomes the "refreshing" chat with Joe Biden


Boris Johnson distanced himself from Donald Trump's attempts to hold onto power in the US today when he branded him "previous president".

In a comment suggesting that he believes Mr Trump should step down to his victorious opponent, the Prime Minister praised a "refreshing" discussion he had with President-elect Joe Biden last night.

Speaking to the Prime Minister's questions, Mr Johnson told the Prime Minister that he continued to have a close relationship with Mr Trump, who refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power while making unfounded allegations of electoral fraud when questioning the political unrest in Washington has been.

But he played yesterday's phone call with the Democrat and focused on their shared values ​​of standing up for NATO and managing the climate crisis. Two areas that Mr Trump drove over.

He said there was "Many areas" in which the UK and the US can now "make common cause", as he was grilled at the Prime Minister's questions.

"I had and still have good relations with the previous President, I am not opposed to it – it is the duty of all British Prime Ministers to have good relations with the White House," he replied to a question from Labor Angela Eagle.

'But I'm really excited to find the many areas where the incoming Biden / Harris administration can join forces with us.

"In particular, it has been extremely exciting to talk to President-elect Biden about what he is going to do with next year's COP26 summit, where you know the UK will be the world leader in reducing carbon emissions and fighting it Climate change is. "

In a comment suggesting that he believes Mr Trump should step down to his victorious opponent, the prime minister praised a "refreshing" discussion he had with President-elect Joe Biden

Speaking to the Prime Minister's questions, Mr Johnson told the Prime Minister that he continued to have a close relationship with Mr Trump, who refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power while making unfounded allegations of electoral fraud when questioning the political unrest in Washington has been

Speaking to the Prime Minister's questions, Mr Johnson stated that he continues to have a close relationship with Mr Trump, who has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power while making unfounded allegations of electoral fraud when he asked about the political unrest in Washington has been

But he played yesterday's phone call with the Democrat and focused on their shared values ​​of standing up for NATO and tackling the climate crisis. Two areas that Mr Trump drove over

But he played yesterday's phone call with the Democrat and focused on their shared values ​​of standing up for NATO and tackling the climate crisis. Two areas that Mr Trump drove over

The Prime Minister was one of the first leaders in the world to receive a call to Mr Biden since defeating Mr Trump.

Mr Biden's transition team said in a warning about Brexit that he wanted to "strengthen the special relationship" and "reiterate his support for the Good Friday Agreement".

He has warned in the past that a trade deal with the US is "contingent" on no return to a hard border on the island of Ireland amid unease over the Prime Minister's Brexit legislation.

The Democrat also said that the peace process should not fall victim to Brexit in a warning about the controversial British Single Market Act.

In the official summary of the Downing Street phone call, which it claims to have lasted around 25 minutes, Brexit was not specifically mentioned.

However, a # 10 source said, "They spoke about the importance of implementing Brexit in a way that respects the Good Friday Agreement and the Prime Minister assured the President-elect that it would."

A quick call to the new president is much sought-after but is particularly welcomed by Mr Johnson as he fears the couple may face diplomatic difficulties.

They have never met before and Mr Biden has likened the Prime Minister to a "physical and emotional clone" of Mr Trump.

In other controversies, Barack Obama's Vice President Mr. Biden's allies have failed to forgive Mr. Johnson for highlighting the “part-Kenyan” legacy of the first African American president, claiming it caused him an “ancestral aversion to the British Empire "given. .

Later on Tuesday, Mr Biden, who proudly speaks of his Irish heritage, spoke to Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin where he reiterated his commitment to the Good Friday Agreement.

Mr Biden had a series of talks with European leaders on Tuesday, during which he also spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. The order of the calls was not clear.

The Prime Minister announced that he had spoken to the Democrat to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and climate change after calling at 4 p.m. to congratulate him on his election over Donald Trump (pictured).

The Prime Minister announced that he had spoken to the Democrat to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and climate change after calling at 4 p.m. to congratulate him on his election over Donald Trump (pictured).

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he spoke to Mr Biden on Monday in what is said to be his first call to a world leader since his election.

When asked if Sir Keir Starmer would condemn Mr Trump's actions since the election, a Labor leader spokesman said: "Donald Trump's actions are wrong – and the UK government should say so.

“Any attempt to undermine the democratic process should not go unchallenged.

“We are doing this in other parts of the world, and we should be able to do this with our friends and allies in America.

“His actions are wrong and the UK Government should not be afraid to say so.

“I think the actions are deeply worrying and undermine not only the democratic process in America but also the democratic process around the world.

"They shouldn't go unchallenged and the British Government should proclaim them."

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