The Foreign Secretary praised the Prime Minister’s refusal to join EU leaders who signed a joint statement urging allies to speed up effort to combat climate change.
Mr Johnson said: “The Prime Minister does not have to tag along with a bunch of other signatories to sign (a joint letter).
“She was on the phone, talking to the American President, in a way the other EU leaders were not. We are going to work with the Americans on climate change.”
Boris Johnson defended Theresa May's actions and said we should wait and see what Donald Trump does
The Prime Minister does not have to tag along with a bunch of other signatories
Mr Johnson also launched a scathing attack on the Jeremy Corbyn claiming the Labour leader’s poor relationship with the US would hinder important negotiations in the future.
The former London Mayor continued: “Unlike Jeremy Corbyn who is the most anti-American leader of the Labour Party that I can remember, we have the considerable ability to help the Americans to set their policy, understand the difficulties and help them to get it right.”
The bitter bloc are already squirming after Mr Trump declared he was open to renegotiating the deal or creating a new agreement “on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers”.
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EU Council chief Donald Tusk praised historic ties between Europe and America, saying they were “more important and more durable” than the fall-out from the Republican’s shock move which has angered world leaders.
The remarks came at the end of an extraordinary day on which the President was savagely attacked by the US’s allies and adversaries alike, who joined together in a chorus of condemnation.
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The Foreign Secretary claimed the public should wait and see what President Trump planned before lambasting his decision.
Mr Johnson added: “Everybody remembers that Bill Clinton, who was much loved by the liberal left, did not ratify the Kyoto protocol and yet America has met its obligations under Kyoto.
“Lets see what Donald Trump does before we rush to wave fingers at him and accuse him of this, that and the other.”
The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty with the objective of fighting global warming by reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
EU leaders signed a joint statement to urge allies into climate change
Bill Clinton realised the Senate were unlikely to ratify the agreement
The Clinton administration signed onto Kyoto in November 1998, but never submitted it to the Senate for ratification.
It was believed that the resolution was pointless as it did not include binding targets for developing nations and would harm the US economy.