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Covid-19: Donald Trump says Americans are praying for British prime minister

Reuters/Washington
Filed on April 7, 2020
Donald Trump, White House, USA, UK, coronavirus, Covid-19
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 6, 2020.

(Reuters)

U.S President conveys his sympathy after 'good friend' Boris Johnson was taken into intensive care with coronavirus.

President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was saddened to hear that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been moved to an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

"I also want to send best wishes to a very good friend of mine, a friend to our nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson. We were very saddened to hear that he was taken into intensive care this afternoon," the president said in a White House press conference. "Americans are all praying for his recovery. He's been a really good friend. He's been really something very special - strong, resolute, doesn't quit, doesn't give up."

Trump said that Washington had offered to provide medical assistance if needed.


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