Boris Johnson is travelling to Washington on Tuesday for a series of high level meetings when he will meet with some of President Trump’s closest aides, and likely the President. Boris is emerging as a key channel for the Americans in recent weeks, reports Tim Shipman in the Sunday Times. His constructive relationship with Jared Kushner ensured that British people are exempt from the President’s attempted ban on some predominantly Muslim countries. Boris will meet with his opposite number, Rex Tillerson, and talk with US intelligence chiefs, soothing the recent hiccup over spy rumours. He will meet with senior Congressional Republic readers , and is likely to meet the President.
Boris will discuss his forthcoming visit to Russia, in which he intends to take a firmer line over the Ukraine than the US and he is known to be keen to persuade the US to take a tougher stance.
President Trump needed no persuading to take a tougher stance with Angela Merkel. The President did not mince words over NATO.He said: “Germany owes vast sums to NATO and the US must be paid for the powerful and very expensive defence it provides to Germany.” The President does not approve of the way Germany is treating its people through its immigration policy. In spite of these transgressions, Merkel initially had the cheek to lecture President on “EU values”
President Trump is to be congratulated for the honesty of his response to Pres. Merkel, a lady who has got away with way way too much for far too long.