Brexit LIVE: US trade deal panic as Joe Biden takes bitter swipe at UK – 'Good luck Boris'

Mr Biden, who took office earlier this year, has always been critical of Brexit and regularly references his Irish heritage to express frustration at the decision to leave the bloc. During his first press conference as US President, he again referred to his Irish ancestry when asked about migrants at the US-Mexico border. He told reporters: “When my great grandfather got on a coffin ship in the Irish sea, the expectation was he going to live long enough to get to the United States of America.

“They left because of what the Brits had been doing.

“They were in real, real trouble. They didn’t want to leave but they had no choice.

“I can’t guarantee we’re going to solve everything, but I can guarantee we can make everything better.”

The latest swipe from Mr Biden saw several people take to Twitter to question the UK’s chances of striking a trade deal with the US, with one tweeting: “How’s that trade deal going, Johnson?”

Another wrote: “I don’t think this bodes well for Boris in his Trade Negotiation with the US. Best of luck.”

Following his US election victory last November over Donald Trump, a clip of Mr Biden emerged of him knocking back an interview with the BBC, citing his Irish heritage.

BBC’s New York correspondent Nick Bryant could be heard asking: “Mr. Biden, a quick word for the BBC.”

The US President had replied: “The BBC?” I’m Irish.”

Nigel Farage, a close friend of Mr Trump, launched a scathing attack in response to this, tweeting: “As you can see from this clip, Biden hates the UK.

“The Conservatives had four years to do a trade deal with the USA and pro-UK President, and they failed.

“There is no chance now.”


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