Prime Minister Johnson Told CBS Face The Nation: His Relation With the US “Excellent”

LONDON (February 15, 2021)— The Senate acquitted former President Donald J. Trump of incitement to insurrection following the storming of Congress on January 6th.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told US broadcaster CBS his relationship with new President Joe Biden was “excellent”.  And he promised the American and UK governments would work well together on issues like climate change and defence.

 During his interview for CBS’s Face the Nation show, Prime Minister Johnson was keen to stress that their two countries were “coming together” on the environment, ways of dealing with Iran and the future of Nato.

These were all issues on which President Trump took a different approach to in line to the UK government, but the prime minister called recent statements by Mr Biden “incredibly encouraging”.

Having previously condemned the violence inside Washington’s Capitol building last month, he was asked about the impeachment trial of  President  Trump, in which prosecutors failed to get the two-thirds majority in the Senate needed to convict the ex-president.

“I think the clear message that we get from the proceedings in America is that, after all the toings and froings and all the kerfuffle, American democracy is strong,” he said.

“And the American constitution is strong and robust. And we’re delighted now, I’m very delighted, to have a good relationship with the White House, which is an important part of any UK prime minister’s mission.

“I’ve had some good conversations already with President Biden, fantastic conversations about the way he sees things.”

Johnson’s statement was a positive statement—for the former Trump and present Biden’s administration.

During his interview for CBS’s Face the Nation show, Mr Johnson was keen to stress that their two countries were “coming together” on the environment, ways of dealing with Iran and the future of Nato.

Boris Johnson

These were all issues on which Mr Trump took a different line to the UK government, but the prime minister called recent statements by Mr Biden “incredibly encouraging”.

Having previously condemned the violence inside Washington’s Capitol building last month, he was asked about the impeachment trial of Mr Trump, in which prosecutors failed to get the two-thirds majority in the Senate needed to convict the ex-president.

“I think the clear message that we get from the proceedings in America is that, after all the toings and froings and all the kerfuffle, American democracy is strong,” he said.

“And the American constitution is strong and robust. And we’re delighted now, I’m very delighted, to have a good relationship with the White House, which is an important part of any UK prime minister’s mission.

“I’ve had some good conversations already with President Biden, fantastic conversations about the way he sees things.”

Prime Minister Johnson’s statement on Face the Nation focused on maintaining a strong relationship with the United States–regardless of who is commander-in-chief.

Source:Reuters and BBC

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