“[It’s] not on the schedule but the president makes his own schedule. We’ll make everything possible if the president wants to do something [meet Johnson.] If the president wants to do it, and he feels it’s appropriate to do it, he’ll make that decision,” US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson told BBC Radio 4’s Today show.
He went on to describe Johnson and Trump as friends, and said they have a “warm and close relationship,” which began during Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign.
Moreover, commenting on the intra-government crisis over Brexit in the UK, the ambassador said he wasn’t alarmed by it as “there is always turmoil in every country,” insisting that “the UK is proceeding in the way it always does.”
Earlier, President Trump described Britain as “somewhat” in turmoil, ahead of his two-day trip to the country – his first official visit to the UK as head of state.
Brits have planned mass protests across the UK to voice their opposition to Trump’s policies.
Police forces throughout the UK will be pooling resources and deploying thousands of police officers to maintain order at the protests and bolster the capital’s security during Trump’s visit.
Police chiefs have warned that this could leave their primary areas vulnerable to crime, as many forces are already suffering from manpower shortages.