Trump ‘apoplectic’ over Johnson giving green light to Huawei

Donald Trump was “apoplectic” with fury in a phone call with Boris Johnson over the prime minister’s decision to back involvement by Chinese phone giant Huawei in the UK’s 5G mobile network, it has been claimed.

According to the Financial Times (FT), the US president expressed his anger “in livid terms” in a call on the day the British government announced its controversial decision, which is opposed by many senior Conservative MPs.

The report of Mr Trump’s anger and clash with the prime minister in a transatlantic call emerged a day after Mr Johnson was challenged on the decision in PMQs by former cabinet ministers Damian Green and David Davis.

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Responding to the FT claim, a senior Downing Street source told Sky News: “It’s not an account I recognise.”

But the FT also quotes a second official claiming the Trump-Johnson phone call was “very difficult”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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