UK Foreign Minister David Cameron makes Trump and Mar-a-Lago first stop on tour seeking Ukraine aid

British Foreign Minister David Cameron spoke with former President Donald Trump on Monday in hopes of gaining his support for Ukraine aid.

Cameron, the United Kingdom’s former prime minister, met with Trump in Florida before he made the trip to Washington, D.C., to speak with officials in the Biden administration. Cameron will meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the U.K. government said in a statement that it was “standard practice for ministers to meet with opposition candidates as part of their routine international engagement.”

The meeting reportedly included a variety of topics outside of Ukraine aid, and Karen Pierce, the British ambassador to the United States, also took part in the conversation.

Cameron’s meeting with Trump comes as some House Republicans have fiercely opposed any aid to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has faced threats from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to oust him if he chooses to advance Ukraine aid. 

If Cameron can compromise with him, Trump could use his influence on House Republicans to sway lawmakers’ opposition to Ukraine aid.

“That is the biggest lie,” Greene said of one of Johnson’s proposals to give Ukraine aid as a loan. “And the only people who believe that lie are in Washington, D.C., because the American people know it’s a lie. The American people know that Ukraine is not going to pay us back any money.”

Greene also condemned Cameron’s involvement in American affairs.

“David Cameron needs to worry about his own country, and frankly, he can kiss my a**,” Greene said after Cameron called on the U.S. to approve more aid for Ukraine.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has gone as far as to say that Ukraine “will lose the war” if the U.S. cannot figure out an aid package to assist Ukraine.

Trump has also opposed aid to Ukraine in the past, posting on Truth Social in February that the U.S. should not give aid “without the hope of a payback.” 

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Cameron has had a contentious relationship with the former president dating back to before Trump was elected, making his first stop even more surprising. He once called Trump’s Muslim travel ban policy “divisive, stupid and wrong.”

This isn’t the first time that Cameron has met with a candidate opposing the sitting president. The then-prime minister met with Mitt Romney in 2012 when he was running for president.

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