The Prime Minister spoke to Mr Trump on the phone and made clear he believed his entire campaign to stay in No 10 could be derailed by an upset involving the President.
Mr Trump jetted into London on Air Force One last Monday to attend Nato’s 70th anniversary celebrations at Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.
Talked out of interview: US President Donald Trump was urged not to speak to Piers Morgan during his pre-Election visit to London
Jetting in: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One
Think again: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Mr Trump not to do a sit down chat as he previously had done on visits to Britain after Jeremy Corbyn hit out at his links to the White House
Insiders say he had planned to sit down with Morgan for a Good Morning Britain grilling as he had done on previous visits to the UK.
But sources on both sides of the Atlantic say Mr Johnson talked the President into cancelling the ITV appearance, amid an attack from Labour over Mr Johnson’s close relationship to the White House.
Last night a government source said: ‘The PM made clear it would be a big favour to him if this visit went under the radar and the President agreed not to attack Jeremy Corbyn or Sadiq Khan as he has done before and it worked.’
But Mr Trump did say Mr Johnson was doing a ‘great job’ and that he supported Brexit.
No 10 declined to comment.
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