Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have fortnightly phone calls to reset friendship (Image: GETTY)
The Prime Minister has taken the opposite approach to his predecessor Theresa May having spoken to Trump four times since taking office and once just before, when his triumph was inevitable. The pair are speaking around every 16 days, capitalising on Trump’s belief that Mr Johnson is his “friend”, according to The Daily Telegraph. However, the men have met just twice in recent years after international summits.
The departing UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch wrote in his official advice that the next Prime Minister should be talking to the US president two or three times a month, if not more.
Mr Johnson’s attempt to have regular conversations with the US President appears to be a move to make himself a part of the president’s “trusted circle of councillors”, according to sources.
Conversations between the two leaders are reportedly “really warm”.
Policies like UK-US trade and Iran are discussed but the pair appear to be building on their early rapport.
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Sir Kim Darroch said that the next Prime Minister should be having regular