Joe Biden has spoken on the phone to Boris Johnson a week after the election, amid rumors the British prime minister was not “top of the list” of people the president-elect would reach out to.
It has been reported that Biden would first seek to build bridges with EU leaders following years of hostility from Donald Trump, with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron first in line, according to the Daily Mail. If a call has taken place between either of the leaders and Biden, it has not been addressed publicly.
But it appears Johnson was not snubbed after all, though it remains unclear if Britain’s exit from the European Union came up in his congratulatory phone call. The prime minister wrote on Twitter: “I just spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his election. I look forward to strengthening the partnership between our countries and to working with him on our shared priorities – from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy and building back better from the pandemic.”
The only other world leader to declare they have made personal contact with Biden since his election victory was announced on Saturday is Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who tweeted M