Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom and an Exchange With Reporters in St. Ives, United Kingdom
Prime Minister Johnson. Well, it is a—what a great, great pleasure, Mr. President, to welcome you to Cornwall.
President Biden. It is a great pleasure to be here.
Prime Minister Johnson. Fantastic to see you. Fantastic to see you here on what I think is your first big overseas trip since you've been——
President Biden. It is.
Prime Minister Johnson. ——since you've been President.
President Biden. It is. I've visited your great country many times, but this is the first time as President of the United States.
Prime Minister Johnson. Well, everybody is——
President Biden. It's a great honor.
Prime Minister Johnson. Everybody is absolutely thrilled to see you. And——
President Biden. We're thrilled to be here. I'm thrilled to meet your wife.
Prime Minister Johnson. Yes, well—and they've gone off to do something else. [Inaudible]
President Biden. They did. I told the Prime Minister we have something in common: We both married way above our station.
Prime Minister Johnson. And I'm not going to—I'm not going to dissent from that one. [Laughter] I'm not going to disagree with the President on that or indeed on anything else, I think it highly likely.
Are we going to—are we going to have a—we could just continue——
Q. Mr. President, Mr. President——
Prime Minister Johnson. I think we generally—I was going to say, we generally agree, Joe. The problem—[inaudible]—in public.
Q. Mr. President, do you—Mr. President, do you see it as a test that Vladimir Putin has banned Alexei Navalny's political organization?
Prime Minister Johnson. Thanks, everybody.
Q. Will you resume travel—sir, will you resume travel between the U.K. and the U.S.? Can the Good Friday accord be saved, sir?
NOTE: The President spoke at 3:23 p.m. at the Carbis Bay Estate Hotel. In his remarks, he referred to Carrie Johnson, wife of Prime Minister Johnson. A reporter referred to President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia; and Alexei Navalny, leader, Russia of the Future political party.
Joseph R. Biden, Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom and an Exchange With Reporters in St. Ives, United Kingdom Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/350315