Quantcast

Eurostar is ‘fighting for survival’ after Covid caused 95 per cent drop in demand as rail operator

Eurostar is 'fighting for survival' after Covid caused 95 per cent drop in demand as rail operator complains that aviation rivals have been given...
More

    Mystery as MasterChef: The Professionals edits out one of its four contestants

    Mystery as MasterChef: The Professionals edits out one of its four contestants and leaves curious viewers scratching their heads as to what happened MasterChef viewers...

    Greg Norman, 65, sends fans wild as they notice a VERY naughty detail in his shirtless beach photo

    Golf legend Greg Norman, 65, sends fans wild as they notice a VERY naughty detail in his shirtless beach photo - so did you...

    Diego Maradona has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports

    BREAKING NEWS: Argentine media claim Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack just two weeks after being released from hospital after treatment for...

    Leading Joe Biden ally says next President’s first trip will be to England

    Head of Joe Biden’s transition team Ted Kaufman says he is willing to ‘bet a beer’ England will be the first place the next US President visits and insists the new White House will not hold a ‘grudge’ against Boris Johnson

    • Ex-US senator Ted Kaufman is leading Joe Biden’s White House transition team
    • He said he is willing to ‘bet a beer’ England will be Mr Biden’s first foreign visit 
    • Mr Kaufman also insisted Mr Biden will not hold a ‘grudge’ against Boris Johnson 

    Ted Kaufman, a former US senator, is the head of Joe Biden’s White House transition team

    The head of Joe Biden‘s White House transition team today said he is willing to ‘bet a beer’ the first foreign country the next US President will visit will be England. 

    Ted Kaufman, a long-standing ally of Mr Biden, also insisted the President-elect will not hold a ‘grudge’ against Boris Johnson because of his alliance with Donald Trump

    Mr Kaufman claimed his boss ‘doesn’t understand the whole grudge concept’ as he said it was a ‘very smart move’ for Mr Johnson to speak to Mr Biden so swiftly after the election result was called. 

    The former US senator said Mr Biden ‘really cares about’ the UK and will ‘want to establish close ties’.

    Sources on Mr Biden’s campaign team had questioned whether Mr Johnson was an ‘ally’ because of his warm relationship with Mr Trump. 

    There was also speculation the pair would not get along because of Mr Johnson’s past criticism of Barack Obama, who Mr Biden served as vice president. 

    There has been speculation that Boris Johnson and Mr Biden may not get along given the former's close relationship with Donald Trump

    There has been speculation that Boris Johnson and Mr Biden may not get along given the former’s close relationship with Donald Trump 

    But Mr Kaufman, who has been tipped as the next potential US ambassador to the UK, insisted this morning that Mr Biden ‘will be a president who does not hold grudges’.  

    He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘He just doesn’t understand the whole grudge concept. I am telling you, it bothers me sometimes because I think sometimes you should have a grudge against certain people. 

    ‘But he just doesn’t understand that at all. Boris Johnson called him up early to congratulate him when other world leaders were concerned that Trump wasn’t out for sure and all the rest of that. 

    ‘I think that was a very smart move on Boris Johnson’s part. But he will be a president who does not hold grudges so that won’t be a problem. 

    ‘I think England is a country, the UK is a country, that he really cares about and feels that it is really important and he is going to want to establish close ties with England.

    ‘You can absolutely go to the bank. That is what he is going to do.’ 

    Mr Kaufman has family in the UK and when asked if he would be interested in becoming ambassador he said it is ‘way too soon to be talking about that’.

    There has been fierce speculation over when Mr Biden could visit the UK with reports suggesting he could head to Ireland first because of his ancestral links to the country. 

    But Mr Kaufman insisted Mr Biden 'will be a president who does not hold grudges so that won't be a problem'

    But Mr Kaufman insisted Mr Biden ‘will be a president who does not hold grudges so that won’t be a problem’ 

    But Mr Kaufman told Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson that he believes Mr Biden’s first foreign trip will be to the UK. 

    He said: ‘Oh no, don’t worry, Joe will come to the UK too. Joe will come to the UK. He loves Ireland, he is from Ireland and the rest of that.

    ‘But Nick, we can a bet a beer somewhere that the first place he comes will be to England.’   

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    Moment newlyweds are cheered on by crowds minutes after Biden was declared winner

    Newlyweds share unforgettable moment they tied the knot just as Biden was declared election winner - and were cheered on by thousands of jubilant...

    Barack Obama accuses Republicans of creating ‘sense that white males are victims’

    Obama accuses Republicans of creating 'sense that white males are victims' and says Trump benefited from 'evangelical Hispanics' who liked anti-abortion policies, in Breakfast...

    Diego Maradona tributes: Barcelona, Pele, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford lead messages

    Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Barcelona lead the tributes to 'legendary' Diego Maradona as the world of football mourns the passing of Argentine...

    Random House Canada staff try to ban Jordan Peterson’s new book

    'What next, book burning?' 'Snowflakes' at Penguin Random House Canada 'broke down in tears' and tried to block conservative psychologist Jordan Peterson's new book,...