BORIS JOHNSON’S GOV’T PRAYING FOR TRUMP TO LOSE IN NOVEMBER
Boris Johnson's government privately wants Donald Trump to lose the upcoming presidential election to Joe Biden, according to a new report by the British newspaper Sunday Times.
UK government sources told the Sunday Times that Johnson has been trying to distance itself from the Trump administration in anticipation of a potential Biden victory and has reportedly ditched plans to sign a trade deal with Trump this year, saying they don't want to be bounced into one by the president.
A senior UK diplomat told Business Insider that a Biden victory would bring an end to the "venal corruption" of the Trump era, Adam Bienkov and Thomas Colson wrote for Business Insider late on July 26, 2020. The UK government is privately "desperate" for Donald Trump to lose the upcoming presidential election and be replaced by Joe Biden, according to a report by the Sunday Times. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is publicly one of Trump's closest international allies.
However, his government has been privately trying to distance itself from the US president, in anticipation of a potential Biden victory in November, the Times reports. "It would make things much easier if Trump doesn't win re-election," one minister in Johnson's government told the Times' reporter Tim Shipman, who added that "privately, many [others in the government] agree." Some UK officials are also hopeful of a Biden victory. "A lot of stuff will change if Biden wins," one diplomat said. "The venal corruption of the Trump family and the nasty narcissistic aspects of his behavior — all that will go with a different sort of president," they said.