US comments on Boris Johnson’s resignation — Analysis

President Joe Biden made no mention of the British PM’s name in a statement praising the US-UK alliance

In response to London’s news that Boris Johnson was stepping down as Prime Minister, the White House released a statement on Thursday highlighting the US and UK alliance in supporting Ukraine. It said the White House would remove 10 Downing Street from his place once his successor had been named. Johnson was not mentioned by President Joe Biden.

“The United Kingdom and the United States are the closest of friends and Allies, and the special relationship between our people remains strong and enduring,”The statement was first published in CBS News

“I look forward to continuing our close cooperation with the government of the United Kingdom, as well as our Allies and partners around the world, on a range of important priorities. This includes maintaining an unwavering support for the Ukrainian people as they fight back against aggression. [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s brutal war on their democracy, and holding Russia accountable for its actions,”Biden was the one who made this statement. It was not posted on the White House website as of Thursday 6:pm. 

Biden himself told CNN that he had no further comment on Johnson’s resignation, when asked about it following the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Thursday afternoon.

“No, it’s a part of the process,”“The US leader spoke up.

Ukraine saddened by Boris Johnson’s downfall, Zelensky claims

The New York Post called Biden’s statement a “snub” of Johnson, pointing out that previous US presidents traditionally commented on the resignations of British prime ministers’ with a kind word for them personally.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, claimed that his fellow countrymen are all “saddened”The news about “friend Boris Johnson”A resignation as party leader was made, and the UK is thanked for their support.

Johnson led the Tories in a historic 2019 election win and took the UK out the EU. In the face of rising costs of living, and inflation in the past, Johnson was attacked by the party last month. It is believed that Johnson turned on them because of the Partygate scandal which involved Covid-19 lockdown violations.

Johnson was able to survive the no-confidence vote of June 6, however, Johnson gave in after 50 cabinet ministers and other government officials resigned. He will be acting as the interim PM until the Tories have a suitable replacement. 



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