When Joe Met Boris: A beach adventure full of malarkey & shenanigans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson G7 Leaders Summit

These photos are so funny and dumb, I don’t even have words. President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Cornwall for the G7 Summit on Thursday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson organized a special photo-op for the Bidens, as befitting the British-American “special relationship.” This is the first time Boris and Pres. Biden are meeting in person since Biden won the election, which in and of itself is a weird thing. In non-pandemic times, the honor of the “first visit” to a new president is usually the British prime minister. My guess is that BoJo didn’t want to travel during the pandemic, plus everyone knew that Biden and Johnson would meet at the G7 anyway.

What we didn’t know is whether “mini-Trump” BoJo would get along with Joe Biden. I guess people always forget that Biden has buckets of Irish charm and that he can easily win over just about anyone. Boris looks like he never knew an American president could be so handsome and charming. Boris’s wife Carrie Symonds-Johnson also looks completely charmed by President Biden’s whole deal. Dr. Biden and Carrie walked on a Cornwall beach with Carrie and Boris’s 13-month-old son Wilfred, so there was some “baby diplomacy” as well (everyone likes cute babies).

There was some substance to the first meeting between president and prime minister, as Biden reaffirmed America’s commitment to the protection of the Good Friday Agreement (which Bill Clinton helped maneuver). Biden also committed to giving away 500 million vaccine doses to the world, and BoJo committed to giving away 100 million doses. Boris and Joe also committed themselves to a “new Atlantic Charter,” which just means that the special relationship between nations is still rock-steady. My feeling is that despite Biden’s personal feelings towards Johnson, there’s a tremendous desire between the Biden administration, the Johnson government and our European allies to completely shore up our historic NATO alliances no matter what and start a post-Trump chapter. That’s what this is.

PS… I have seen the video of Dr. Biden doing an event with the Duchess of Cambridge, I will post that story when we get photos.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson G7 Leaders Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson G7 Leaders Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson G7 Leaders Summit

President of the United stated at G7 Leaders Summit

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Jezz says:

    These photos are cute! Nice to see politics and diplomacy done well again.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Biden’s playing the larger battle and spreading the message: democracies work. We truly are in a global struggle of democracy vs authoritarianism, and I think this whole trip was planned with that in mind.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      Pity Borisconi cannot keep a promise to save his life, he always agrees with everyone in principle.

      Let’s not forget the UK has a populist government in charge. There were tensions yesterday because it seemed that Biden’s team hadn’t minced words concerning the importance of the Good Friday Agreement.

      On a lighter note, many of us in UK were noticing how dashing Potus was in comparison to ‘that’ human we call Prime Minister of the UK.

      • Killfanora says:

        For all Biden’s natural charm it is noticeable that his wife snapped “Pat attention Joe” when she was speaking and he was waving at US troops instead of listening to her speech. And as for him talking about the Second World War and referring to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as the RFA! What the …….??
        British newspapers are asking if he’s senile.
        I love the man, but how embarrassing.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        she didn’t “snap” at him, but nice try at trying to sow some doubt in his faculties. she said it jokingly because he had turned to look at the troops seated behind her. he saluted her, and everyone laughed.

        as for mixing up letters in an acronym, that happens to EVERYONE once in a while.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        I knew that the Good Friday Agreement was going to be talked about. Biden made it very clear towards the end of last year that Johnson better not breech that agreement.

        Killfanora, Um, you do know that if the BM is asking if he’s senile, then you know he’s not.

      • Natters says:

        Biden looks younger than Boris in these pictures.

      • Nic919 says:

        Americans tend not to memorize the acronyms for foreign military entities. It’s not like he went and did something stupid like create a Space Force.

      • LilacMaven says:

        @Killfanora. Biden has a well documented stutter that he has to concentrate to control, even now. As a result, he also has a tendency to make malapropisms or mangle things like acronyms.

        It’s not “senility,” it’s a disability he’s worked hard to overcome, but it lingers.

        Only a special kind of person would mock someone for having a disability. I’m not surprised the British tabloids are doing it. They’re trash and so are the people who read them.


  2. damejudi says:

    In that first pic, Carrie looks like she’s leading her aging grandfather on a stroll.

    • Chaine says:

      Lol that’s just what I thought, it looks like a couple of brothers with a wife and grandchild.

    • Esmom says:

      I tend to think Joe would have aged more gracefully if he had not had work done on his face. The effect now — a combination of various procedures plus more recent aging — makes him look older than he is. Imo.

      • Chaine says:

        I completely agree. His face looks stretched and fragile now, whereas before his face had character.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I think Biden has aged well! He is in good physical shape and dresses well, always tailored and looks sharp. As for Boris, he looks like Agent Orange, not well dressed, clothes don’t fit well and he seems out of shape, but that’s just me. Also, don’t forget that the losses that he has experienced eventually show up on your face, the pain and anguish. Raising 2 young boys on his own for years and to be certain that he put them to bed every night. He has had a tragic life but he still looks good to me. And Dr. Biden is a bright beacon of compassion and dedication, and light!

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Esmom, he’ had work done on his face? Do you have a link, because this is the first I’ve heard it. I would honestly be hugely surprised if he’s had any work done.

      • observer says:

        saucy, i just googled it. personally think it’s entirely believable. if only lori hill did videos on male celebrities

        also, if it’s not well documented, it’s because we don’t subject male public figures to the same plastic surgery speculations with the same standards, not because it’s not true. this is my opinion though

  3. Midge says:

    Look, Joe knows what he’s doing. He’s restoring American’s reputation and relationships.

    • Courtney B says:

      Besides being from my home state (😉) this was one of the reasons I supported Joe from the start. He needed no learning curve on national and especially international policy. He could hit the ground running. The pandemic was raging (now 200 million plus are at least partially vaccinated) and our alliances were in serious disarray. There was no time to waste.

    • Lightpurple says:

      He’s wasting no time either. They just announced Merkel will visit the White House next month. And HER facial expressions in their pictures together indicate relief.

      • sassafras says:

        Oh I can’t wait to see that! Merkel always makes clear what’s what.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ sassafras, I admire Merkel! She is one of the few women power players and has no time or patience for BS! She will go toe -to-toe with anyone without hesitation!!

      • Golly Gee says:

        @BothSides I will always remember when at a G7 meeting, George Bush put his hands on her shoulders to give her a massage and she shrugged his hands off clearly irritated. I loved her for that.

    • lucy2 says:

      Thank goodness.
      I imagine Biden does have a lot of charm in situations like that, and also truly believes, to a point, he can get people all across the political spectrum to work together.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. I think back to the other Dem candidates, several of whom I liked and wanted to support, and he’s definitely got the edge on all of them here. I honestly am not sure any of the others could have beaten Trump. Biden is who we needed in this moment.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    Boris Johnson has a deep desire to be liked by everyone so there were no fears that he and Joe Biden wouldn’t get along. One thing Carrie lacks confidence, she gives me Kate vibes. There’s a video of the picture of all them looking at sea. Joe and Jill held hands when they were leaving and Carrie who was walking behind quick stepped to Boris’ side to hold his hand. Very awkward.

    • SarahCS says:

      She probably knows the clock is ticking before his next affair with her possible replacement.

      • antanina says:

        apparently he already has a new chick. Some ballerina lady from London. I wonder if media is covering it up for him.

    • observer says:

      Carrie gives me major “went to a catholic school” girl vibes. saying this as an ex catholic schoolgirl myself

  5. Sofia says:

    I thought the pics of Carrie and Jill with baby Wilfred was cute. This meeting went how I thought it would. Joe may have his opinions on BoJo but he’s not going to express them in this situation or even on Twitter like a certain former President.

  6. Astrid says:

    While I’m excited that we have an adult in charge, as I was watching the news coverage early this morning, I was cringing watching the President, stroke and touch everyone around him.

    • Aphra says:

      Consider, though, the generation he is coming from, when men were cold and distant. He is modelling warmth and kindness through touch. Sure, it doesn’t jive with da youts, but one must see events through a broad lens.

    • teecee says:

      He was vice president for 8 years, and very involved in foreign policy before that. He already knows most of these people, they are not strangers. Sometimes people who are friends or acquaintances touch.

      Boundaries are important, but it’s also important not to project your boundaries onto other situations that don’t involve you.

    • observer says:

      surprised but not surprised at all the people leaping to defend touchy joe. just because he’s the *least evil option* we could have picked doesn’t mean he’s automatically a good person who understands consent or boundaries either– speaking of projecting on to people.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    For all the smiles here, it’s very obvious that Biden is in charge.

  8. Becks1 says:

    My first thought was “wow that beach is really pretty” lol.

    This is what we expected from Biden and it’s why many of us voted for him – not just bc he was the Dem nominee, but we needed him on the world stage.

    • Darla says:

      Remember when Trump shoved some world leader out of his way on the stage? God he was so awful just every single second. It’s like, when it comes to being awful, he was a workaholic. Biden and of course Dr Jill, are such a relief now.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That was one of the most embarrassing things Trump ever did (and there’s a lot to pick from). I’m so relieved he’s no longer representing us on the global stage.

    • Abby says:

      1000% this is why I voted for him.

  9. Anna says:

    Little Wilfred has an amazing hair!

  10. Amelie says:

    They named their son Wilfred? Lol how tragic, one of those posh sounding ridiculous British names. At least when he gets older he can go by Will or Fred.

    Also one thing to mention is that the back of Jill’s blazer said “Love” which you can’t see here in these pictures. The news got all excited because it was very clear she was doing it as a call out to Melania Trump and her infamous coat “I don’t care do u?” which she wore down to see migrant children at the US-Mexico border. And when asked why she said they were bringing love from America and hoping to bring unity to the G7 summit. Jill can throw shade and I love it.

    • Darla says:

      I think Jill does throw shade, but she always has deniability. That picture of her holding up that huge eggplant, I lost it. To me, that was shade on the mushroom, but you know, you really can’t say for sure. I applaud her.

    • Aang says:

      I don’t mind Wilfred. It’s so out there it came back around to cute. Reminds me of a cat name. Better than Braxton, Brantley, Braisden, Claxton, Chashton, or whatever the right wingers are inflicting on their babies in the US.

      • Amelie says:

        Yeah I know old fashioned names are back in but that name will never sound cute to me, but it does make for a good cat name, you’re right.

    • Chaine says:

      I don’t think it’s a posh name, just extremely old-fashioned. I am American, and when I was growing up there was someone in my grandfather’s generation with that name.

  11. MsIam says:

    Sorry to be shallow but I can’t help thinking that Keen McButtons is looking at that picture of Carrie and thinking “B*tch stole my look!”. Carrie has a better shoe game though. Anyway, yeah the Bidens look great, total class.

  12. olliesmom says:

    Awesome headline. It made me LOL. It’s a good thing that I hadn’t just taken a big swig of Diet Coke!

    Looks like they had a lot of laughs and fun. The Biden administration is such a breath of fresh air. Back to a president that is a normal human being with normal human responses and feelings. And knows how to actually talk to people and tries to get along with them.

    And Jill with her message of love on her jacket.

    I am in love with the fact that Joe is going to give other countries the vaccines. It is the right thing to do because he understands that this is a GLOBAL pandemic and the world is really a small place. It affects you – it affects us.

    We are getting back to the America we used to be again. Benevolent and giving without any strings attached. A role model for the rest of the world.

  13. Leah says:

    I still see Boris as a Trump 2.0 buffoon who doesn’t own a comb.

    I have a feeling that Joe knows he’s a clown but he’s just being polite and diplomatic. He’s the one left to repair the damage that former guy left behind. I mean it got so bad that Canada was pissed off at us, which was not fun because I didn’t think it was possible to piss off the Canadians.

    • OriginalLala says:

      I’m Canadian and let me tell you, we’re not as nice as the world thinks we are, sadly.

      • sassafras says:

        I know it feels like a lot inside Canada, but seriously, on the world stage? It’s like you guys and Costa Rica are the chillest. Be proud.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        OriginalLala, The US and Canada (their governments) have been good neighbors for a very long time and that was damaged during the Trump years. I’m glad that we’re getting that back. Americans like Canadians, but we don’t think that you’re all Polly Annas. I just think our interests are similar for a variety of reasons. I’m just glad that the US is being a better neighbor.

  14. Abby says:

    This kind of made me laugh. I’m sure they talked about serious stuff, but I’m glad there was some light-hearted moments. Joe seems like such a charmer, in a good way. I’d love to meet him some day.

    • Ally says:

      I’ve met him and he was great. He’s one of those rare people you meet that you just really feel like cares about you. I met my share of politicians and celebrities and athletes while I was in the military (everyone used to like to come overseas lol) and while they were nice, a lot of seemed fake. Joe Biden didn’t. And he sat there and talked to people for as long as he could…his handlers were annoyed.

  15. Rise & Shine says:

    Just going to say it…. I am so happy about the G7 this year, and President Biden! I know we still have a long way to go but the years under that horrific Trump Kushner regime were so, so painful for so many of us. Just glad we made it through. And everlasting thanks to all here that helped keep me going during that time. Thank you! So I am going to be watching the G7 and appreciate it. I hope, and think, all will go well. (I have a friend that is there, and heard there is an excitement in the air and a feeling of friendship, hope and optimism – YAY.) Then, going to get ready to gear up for midterms again, because what happened before Bien can NEVER happen again.

  16. candy says:

    All this handholding is just unprofessional to me.

    • MsIam says:

      Oh please, Presidents and First Ladies holding hands goes back forever. I remember seeing the Reagans doing that and pretty much every other couple since then too, except for the Drumpfs. As long as they are not rolling around in the hay, there’s nothing wrong with it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yes, it would be much better if Joe reached for Jill’s hand and she slapped it away, like the previous first couple.


  17. Nivz says:

    Anyone ever watch Peep Show on Channel 4? I used to love it when I lived in the UK, and it’s where I first came across the now A-list Olivia Colman. Carrie Symonds reminds me of Colman’s character, Sophie. Incidentally, both Sophie and Carrie have been described as “mildly attractive” in the media, and I was really tickled by that, given how I already saw a physical similarity. I like Carrie’s dress.

  18. Roo says:

    Joe is a charming rascal. He can charm anyone, and he’s sincere about it which is the best part. I enjoy watching him, because it’s so hard for folks to resist his sincere joie de vivre.

    It is a huge relief to have someone who is charming, generous and understands diplomacy and strategy in office.

  19. K says:

    What is the matter with Boris. He is a buffoon.

    • smarmyo says:

      I just don’t understand Boris’ hair. Does he purposely cut it like that? When was he praised for this, so that he decided to make it part of his political persona? Trumpian physique, alas.

  20. Pat says:

    Boris is the UK version of Trump. A hot arse mess to look at and All about the wealthy people and their businesses being comfortable. Keep the royals pockets fat, lie about the real amount of tourist dollars they bring in and keep the queen smiling. He looks, dresses like his buddy Trump, they both have strange hair styles and facial features alike. That’s Not a compliment. They both have made unnecessary comments in their public/work life related to issues surrounding people of color and in some of the people that BJ chooses to run department’s that are in place for people of color it seems like Boris has the same racist mindset/ideals as Trump.

  21. Mrs. Rick Savage says:

    All the salty Trumpers in the comments, f**k off. You all need a trip down memory lane when it Donnie and Ivanka🙄remember when that dumbass tried to insert herself in the conversation with other world leaders, and they ignored her🤭