Carbis Bay Hotel
Cornwall, United Kingdom

3:23 P.M. BST

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  Well, it is a — what a great, great pleasure, Mr. President, to welcome you to Cornwall.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  It is a great pleasure to be here.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  Fantastic to see you.  Fantastic to see you here on what — what I think is your — is your first big overseas trip since you’ve been —

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  It is.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  — since you’ve been President.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  It is.  I’ve visited your great country many times, but this is the first time as President of the United States. 

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  Well, everybody is —

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  It’s a great honor. 

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  Everybody is absolutely thrilled to see you.  And —

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  And I’m thrilled to be here.  I’m thrilled to meet your wife.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  Yes, well — and they’ve gone off to do something else.  (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  They did.  I told the Prime Minister we have something in common: We both married way above our station. 

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  And I’m — and I’m not going to — I’m not going to — I’m not going to dissent from that one.  I’m not going to disagree with the President on that or indeed on anything else, I think, either, likely. 

Are we — are we going to — are we going to have like — we could just continue —

AIDE:  Okay, thank you, press.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  I was going to say, we generally agree, Joe.  You could probably (inaudible).

Q    (Cross-talk.)

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON:  Thanks, everybody. 

3:25 P.M. BST

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