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September 24 , 2021


GLIMPSES: Britain's Johnson rides rails to meet Amtrak Joe

Star Tribune (-Associated Press) (Washington, US) 
September 21, 2021 

Oh, the conversations that happen when powerful people meet.

Could the "very special relationship" between the U.S. and the United Kingdom become even more secure now that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have bonded over their shared love of trains?

Biden famously rode Amtrak almost daily between his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington during his 36 years as a U.S. senator. He rode the rails when he was vice president, too.

Johnson hopped aboard an Amtrak train in New York City on Tuesday, after addressing the U.N. General Assembly, to get to a White House meeting with Biden.

"Amtrak Joe" — a nickname the president earned for his regular commutes — took note as the leaders exchanged pleasantries while opening their meeting in the Oval Office.

Source
https://www.startribune.com/glimpses-britains-johnson-rides-rails-to-meet-amtrak-joe/600099500/?refresh=true

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