JOE BIDEN called on Boris Johnson to shoulder a volley of questions on the failed US-UK trade deal as the pair meet in the White House.
The Sun’s political editor Harry Cole demanded an answer from President Biden as to whether Britain is “still at the back of a queue for a free trade deal” with the United States following the fading chances of a deal between the two nations.
But Mr Biden dodged the question and gestured at Prime Minister Boris Johnson to answer instead, despite it being directed at Mr Biden.
Mr Biden said: “Ask him a question, not me!
“We are going to have to work that [trade deal]through.”
Boris chimed in, adding: ”Don’t forget folks, we have settled the Boeing Airbus thing which was a massive problem between us.
“And say nothing of the beef and whiskey which I already mentioned.”
Biden interjected saying “you smiled when you said the whiskey!”
The “back of the queue” refrerence is in relation to a comment made by former US President Barack Obama who in the run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum slammed how Britain would be last in line for a trade deal if it voted to leave the European Union.
The comments come as Boris Johnson has refused to commit to securing a UK-US free trade deal by the next general election.