LONDON — Donald Trump and Boris Johnson mentioned “the scenario in Ukraine and the very important significance of Ukrainian victory” this week, in accordance with a spokesperson for the previous British prime minister.
Johnson, ousted from workplace final 12 months, has been touring America to try to drum up help amongst high Republicans for Ukraine within the wake of Russia’s invasion.
Professional-Ukraine suppose tankers this week hosted the ex-British chief for a non-public lunch in Texas, the place he advised a gathering of politicians, donors and captains of trade that America should keep the course in its help for the nation.
Speaking to the Republican frontrunner seems to have been subsequent on the listing.
The New York Occasions first reported that Trump — who has confronted scrutiny over whether or not he helps Russia or Ukraine within the battle and has promised to resolve the warfare in 24 hours — was planning to host Johnson for dinner. Trump advised CNN earlier this month: “I would like all people to cease dying. They’re dying. Russians and Ukrainians. I would like them to cease dying,”
The assembly happened Thursday, and a spokesperson for Johnson disclosed that Ukraine talks had been on the menu.
“Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP met President Donald J Trump to debate the scenario in Ukraine and the very important significance of Ukrainian victory,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Trump and Johnson had a posh relationship when each males have been in workplace. The previous U.S. president described Johnson as a “pal,” and as soon as branded him “Britain Trump” — however the two appeared to have diverged politically in recent times.
Trump advised GB Information final month that he believed Johnson’s authorities had taken a “far left” tilt, hitting out at his help for wind farms and different eco insurance policies.
“They actually weren’t staying Conservative,” he mentioned of Johnson’s ill-fated administration.