BORIS Johnson tonight hit back at Joe Biden for weighing in over Brexit.
The PM was upset by the Democratic Presidential hopeful’s jibe at his plan to tweak last year’s EU divorce deal.
Mr Biden tweeted: “We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit.”
But Mr Johnson’s spokesman suggested Mr Biden did not understand the issues.
It echoes Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked Mr Biden as “Sleepy Joe”, saying he gets confused and is prone to gaffes.
Downing Street said: “We continue to remain absolutely committed to no hard border and no border infrastructure between the Republic and Northern Ireland”
Asked if Mr Biden was wrong, the spokesman replied: “We will continue to work with our US partners to ensure our position is understood but the whole point of this — as the Prime Minister has set out — is to make sure the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement is upheld.”
Mr Biden’s comments came just hours after the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he trusted the Brits to get it right.
And former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith told Mr Biden to worry more about “killing and rioting” in the US.
He blasted: “We don’t need lectures on the Northern Ireland peace deal from Mr Biden.”
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