Trump calls Queen Elizabeth to wish her belated happy birthday


President Trump called Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday to wish her a belated happy 94th birthday.

“The president wished the Queen a happy birthday, marking 94 extraordinary years,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said. She turned 94 in April.

Trump also expressed his condolences for the more than 43,000 British coronavirus pandemic victims, Deere said.

“The president and the queen discussed close cooperation on defeating the virus and reopening global economies,” he said. “The president and the queen also reaffirmed that the United States and United Kingdom stand together in our special relationship and will emerge from this trying time stronger than ever before.”

Trump has met with the queen three times as president, including a July 2018 visit to Windsor Castle.

Trump often remarks approvingly of the long-reigning monarch, and this year took to Twitter to declare that her grandson Prince Harry would not be getting taxpayer-funded security in the US after ditching his royal duties.

“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted in March. “It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”


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