LONDON — Donald Trump and Boris Johnson mentioned “the scenario in Ukraine and the very important significance of Ukrainian victory” this week, in response to a spokesperson for the previous British prime minister.
Johnson, ousted from workplace final yr, has been touring America to try to drum up assist amongst prime Republicans for Ukraine within the wake of Russia’s invasion.
Professional-Ukraine assume tankers this week hosted the ex-British chief for a non-public lunch in Texas, the place he informed a gathering of politicians, donors and captains of business that America should keep the course in its assist for the nation.
Speaking to the Republican frontrunner seems to have been subsequent on the listing.
The New York Instances 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 battle in 24 hours — was planning to host Johnson for dinner. Trump informed CNN earlier this month: “I would like everyone 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 stated.
Trump and Johnson had a fancy relationship when each males have been in workplace. The previous U.S. president described Johnson as a “good friend,” and as soon as branded him “Britain Trump” — however the two appeared to have diverged politically lately.
Trump informed GB Information final month that he believed Johnson’s authorities had taken a “far left” tilt, hitting out at his assist for wind farms and different eco insurance policies.
“They actually weren’t staying Conservative,” he stated of Johnson’s ill-fated administration.