United Kingdom

Trump talks to Boris Johnson again as leaders prepare to meet this week at the G7 

Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke for the fourth time on Monday.

'President Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom earlier today to discuss a wide range of trade and economic issues,' the White House said in a statement Monday.

'Prime Minister Johnson also provided the President with an update on Brexit,' the statement continued. 'The President expressed great enthusiasm for his upcoming meeting with the Prime Minister at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France'

A spokesperson for Johnson's office expressed similar sentiments, claiming the two talked about the two nations' trade relationship.

The conversations comes as the two prepare for a Group of Seven summit in France next weekend.

Donald Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday as he prepares to head to France for the 45th Group of Seven summit

This is the fourth time the two leaders have talked this month

This is the fourth time Trump and Johnson have spoken this month.

Johnson, the leader of the Conservative Party, became the Prime Minister this year after Theresea May resigned earlier this summer.

The frequency of contact between the leaders Trump's repeated suggestions that Johnson should be the next prime minister, have been a boost to the British politician who's a conservative with similar views to Trump's.

The relationship between the two has been friendlier than the one between Trump and May.

Toward the end of her tenure as prime minister, Trump assailed May in tweets over the leaks and her failure to get parliamentary approval for Brexit.

The U.S. president has lavished praise on Johnson since he won the keys to Downing Street, welcoming the former mayor of London's election as Tory leader by predicting he would do a 'great job' and suggested he was 'Britain Trump.'

The two men spoke immediately after Johnson became PM at the end of July and again at the start of August.

World leaders are preparing to head to Biarritz, France from August 24-26 for the 45th G7 Summit.

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States are members of Group of Seven, which includes the seven largest economies in the world. These countries represent almost 60 per cent of the global net worth. 

Trump’s talk with Johnson also comes as the prime minister has scrambled to defend Brexit plans following a leak of an internal report over the weekend.

The document, “Operation Yellowhammer,” warned of potential fallout from a ‘no-deal’ on Brexit, including widespread disruption at ports and potential shortage of food, drugs and fuel.

Johnson’s trip to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday will be his first official trip abroad since being installed as prime minister.

Football news:

Ighalo's agent confirmed that Manchester United are close to extending the player's loan until January
Celtic can sign Claudio Bravo, foster or Joe HART
Harry Kane: Tottenham must win 7-8 games to qualify for the Champions League
Jankauskas on Mourinho: Smart, witty and strong. First of all, the spirit
Balotelli wants Brescia to return him to the team or pay compensation. In the summer, the player will change clubs
Witzel on Sancho: He is one of the best players of his generation
Favre about Mike Sancho: I didn't see Anything – I can't judge. I don't know why he did it