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Coronavirus: ‘Americans are praying for Boris Johnson’: Trump contacts PM’s doctors | UK News

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US president Donald Trump has said that Americans are praying for Boris Johnson’s recovery.

Mr Trump opened his daily news conference on his nation’s coronavirus battle with a tribute to Britain’s prime minister, saying: “I want to send best wishes to a very good friend of mine, and a friend to our nation, Boris Johnson.

“We are saddened to hear that he was taken into intensive care.”

He added: “Americans are all praying for his recovery – he’s been a very good friend, something really special: strong, resolute, doesn’t give up.”

And he said that the Trump administration has contacted “all of Johnson’s doctors”.

He later added: “When you get into intensive care it really, really gets serious with this disease.”

News that Mr Johnson’s condition has deteriorated has been met with well wishes from around the world, as well as from British politicians.

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