JOE Biden posed for a “family photograph” with the G7 leaders on Friday morning, hours before the president is due to meet with the Queen.

Ahead of the summit, Biden said it was time to “get to work.”

“It’s the first official day of the G7 summit here in the United Kingdom,” he said. “I’m looking forward to reinforcing our commitment to multilateralism and working with our allies and partners to build a more fair and inclusive global economy.”

Later on Friday, Biden and his wife Jill will meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle after the G7 summit concludes.

This is Biden’s first trip overseas as president, with tense talks with Vladimir Putin still on the horizon.

Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms, believing that the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

The paramount priority for Biden, who left on Wednesday for his first stop in the United Kingdom, is to convince the world that his Democratic administration is not just a fleeting deviation in the trajectory of an American foreign policy.

Read our Biden live blog below for the very latest news and updates… 

  • G7 LEADERS POSE FOR ‘FAMILY PHOTO’

    President Joe Biden posed for a photograph with other G7 leaders on Friday morning, marking the official commencement of the 2021 summit.

  • G7 SUMMIT BEGINS

    The G7 Summit has now officially begun as the leaders from the seven participating nations arrived on the beach of Carbis Bay, England, on Friday morning.

    Credit: Sky News
  • DOES THE G7 HAVE POWER?

    The group does wield some power, with prior decisions made at the summit influencing the rest of the world.

    Ahead of this year’s summit, G7 finance ministers agreed to back a global minimum tax of at least 15 percent for multinational companies.

    The group also stated they believe the world’s biggest companies should pay taxes where they generate sales – and not just where they are headquartered.

    Credit: Reuters
  • WHAT DOES THE G7 DO?

    The G7 meet every year for a summit to discuss pressing issues facing the world, such as international security and the global economy.

    This year, climate change and the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to be top of the agenda.

    In a statement ahead of the summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would urge his fellow G7 leaders to make concrete commitments to vaccinate the world.

  • WHAT IS THE G7 SUMMIT?

    The G7 stands for the Group of Seven, which is an organization of leaders from some of the world’s largest economies.

    The seven is comprised of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Russia was indefinitely suspended from the group – previously known as G8 – in 2014.

    The suspension came after the majority of member countries allied against Putin’s annexation of Crimea.

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  • JILL AND KATE DISCUSS FEMALE EMPOWERMENT

    First Lady Jill and Duchess Kate discussed female empowerment, children and early education during a seminar at the Connor Downs Academy in Cornwall this morning.

    The pair also met with students aged four and five, entering classrooms clad in pink face masks.

    A silence befell the children as the pair entered.

    “They’re scared to death,” the first lady joked.

    Credit: PA
  • JILL BIDEN AND DUCHESS KATE MIDDLETON VISIT UK SCHOOL DURING FIRST MEETING

    First Lady Jill and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton met for the first tine on Friday as the pair visited a school to discuss child development during the G7 summit.

    The Kate, 39, and the Dr. Jill, 70, both matched in striking pink outfits and were seen beaming as they arrived at the school in Cornwall before meeting with students.

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  • BIDEN TO MEET QUEEN ELIZABETH

    After the G7 summit concludes later today, Biden will meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

    It’s the first time Biden has met with the Queen since taking office, and the 13th sitting president her Majesty has met during her historic 69-year reign.

    Speaking to reporters last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki suggested that Biden was excited to meet the head of the British Monarchy.

    “Who among us wouldn’t want to meet the queen?” Psaki said.

    “They issued, of course, a graceful invitation, which he certainly accepted. He’s looking forward to seeing her with Dr. Biden as well.”

  • ‘LET’S GET TO WORK’

    President Biden said it was time to “get to work” as leaders gathered for the G7 summit in Cornwall.

    “It’s the first official day of the G7 summit here in the United Kingdom,” he said.

    “I’m looking forward to reinforcing our commitment to multilateralism and working with our allies and partners to build a more fair and inclusive global economy.

    “Let’s get to work.”

    Credit: Reuters
  • HOPE AND ‘LOVE’ ON THE HORIZON

    Decked out in her “Love” jacket, First Lady Jill Biden emphasized the new administration’s agenda.

    “It is important for people to feel a sense of unity and hope after this year of the pandemic,” the first lady and explained that their mission was “bringing love from America, trying to bring unity across the globe.” 

    “Joe and I are looking forward to meeting the Queen,” she said. “We’ve looked forward to this for weeks … It’s a beautiful beginning.”

  • JOINT STATEMENT FROM BIDEN AND BORIS

    Today, President Biden visited the U.K. at the invitation of the Prime Minister and in advance of the G7 Summit.

    They set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter and the main takeaways are below:

    Key points:

    • Democracy, human rights, and multilateralism
    • Defense
    • Science and technology
    • Trade and prosperity
    • Climate and nature
    • Health
    • Commitment to Northern Ireland

    You can read their joint statement here.

  • BIDEN COMMEMORATED PRINCE PHILLIP IN SPEECH

    “Today would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday,” he began. “I’ve had a good first full day here in the UK … Very productive meeting.”

    Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to the Queen, died on April 9, 2021.

    Biden said he “affirmed the special relationship between our people” with Boris Johnson.

  • TRUMP’S COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR SAYS ‘THANK GOD’ FOR BIDEN

    Anthony Scaramucci, one of the White House Directors of Communications during the Trump administration, tweeted in favor of President Joe Biden.

    “Thank God Biden won,” Scaramucci said on Thursday. “Literally saved American lives.”

    Later, he tweeted: “Trump was abusing power.”

  • ‘DON’T COME HOME’ REP. LAUREN BOEBERT TELLS BIDEN

    Gun-toting Rep Lauren Boebert issued a scathing statement after Joe Biden praised the beauty of Cornwall, noting it was “gorgeous” and he “didn’t want to go home” during his meeting with Boris Johnson.

    “Joe, for once you and I are in total agreement. Don’t come home! Enjoy the UK! I really mean it. Have all the fish and chips you want. Follow your heart!” she tweeted.

  • PFIZER CEO ALBERT BOURLA SPEAKS ALONGSIDE BIDEN

    Speaking from the podium in Cornwall, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company have the ability to produce a new vaccine within 100 days “if needed.”

    He noted that Biden’s announcement brought the world closer to its goal of defeating the virus to “win the battle against Covid-19.”

  • AMERICA’S GLOBAL IMAGE SKYROCKETS UNDER BIDEN

    A Pew Research study found that America’s global image rebounded sharply from the Trump to the Biden administration.

    Respondents from twelve countries said they favored Biden over Trump and had a more favorable view of America under Biden than under Trump.

    Of the respondents, 75 percent expressed confidence in Biden in 2021 while only 17 percent expressed confidence in Trump in 2020.

  • TRUMP TELLS BIDEN TO GIVE PUTIN HIS ‘WARMEST REGARDS’

    Donald Trump wished President Biden “good luck” days before his first formal sitdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin,” the 45th president said in a barbed message on Thursday.

    He then cautioned Biden – whom he dubbed “Sleepy Joe” before the 2020 election – “Don’t fall asleep during the meeting, and please give him my warmest regards,” according to the emailed statement.

  • BIDEN AND JOHNSON TALKED CYBERCRIME, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND VACCINES

    Biden said he and Boris spoke about cyber attacks and climate change during their meeting.

    He said they would focus and coordinate to vaccinate the world.

    “America knows first hand the tragedies of this pandemic,” he said. “600,000 of our fellow Americans … more deaths from Covid-19 in the US than from WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War, and 9/11 combined.

    “We also know the path to recovery.. we’ve now vaccinated 64percent of our adults with one shot… It took a Herculean effort to manage one of the biggest challenges.

    “It took the full capacity of American companies.”

  • BIDEN COMMEMORATED PRINCE PHILLIP IN SPEECH

    “Today would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday,” he began. “I’ve had a good first full day here in the UK … Very productive meeting.”

    Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to the Queen, died on April 9, 2021.

    Biden said he “affirmed the special relationship between our people” with Boris Johnson.

  • WHERE WAS PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TODAY?

    He spoke outside some of the villas at Tregenna Castle where the G7 leaders were staying.

  • JOINT STATEMENT FROM BIDEN AND JOHNSON

    Today, President Biden visited the U.K. at the invitation of the Prime Minister and in advance of the G7 Summit.

    They set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter and the main takeaways are below:

    Key points:

    • Democracy, human rights, and multilateralism
    • Defense
    • Science and technology
    • Trade and prosperity
    • Climate and nature
    • Health
    • Commitment to Northern Ireland

    You can read their joint statement here.

  • VP HARRIS HARANGUED

    While Joe Biden was praised by UK PM Boris Johnson as a “breath of fresh air” after their bilateral meeting, his Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t received many positive reviews.

    After visiting Mexico and Guatemala, Harris’ first foreign visit was slammed as a “disaster” by Biden allies after she sensationally refused to take a trip to the embattled border itself.

    “It wasn’t great,” a Biden ally told The Hill after Harris’ Lester Holt interview on NBC appeared to fall flat. “A little cringeworthy too. I don’t know how they weren’t [prepared] for these questions.”

    Harris was lambasted for saying she hadn’t “been to Europe” either when Holt asked and dismissed a border visit as a “grand gesture.”

    During a Guatemala press conference, she also told illegal immigrants “do not come” to the US, enraging liberal dems like AOC.

    Democratic strategist Christy Setzer said her “clumsy” comments “left almost everyone shaking their heads inside and outside the White House.”

    Setzer said: “The White House’s lead spokesperson on immigration should be able to talk about the root causes of migration and what’s happening at the border without getting defensive or handing the opposition an infinitely replayable soundbite.”

  • INFLATION IS ON THE RISE

    As Joe Biden met with Boris Johnson on Thursday, inflation in the US soared to 5 percent.

    The number marks the highest price the US has seen in 13 years — something former President Donald Trump warned would happen under the Biden administration.

    On Monday, Trump took to Fox Business’s Varney & Co. to warn about “massive inflation.” He said he is “very concerned” about the US economy and suspects inflation will be “rampant.”

  • AWKWARD MOMENT FOR FIRST LADY

    When First Lady Jill Biden went to shake hands with Boris Johnson, she was instead greeted with an elbow bump.

    The incident was caught on camera as Dr. Biden and the president met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie, in Cornwall, England.

    President Biden was stood alongside his wife during the awkward encounter.

  • HOPE ON THE HORIZON

    Decked out in her “Love” jacket, First Lady Jill Biden emphasized the new administration’s agenda.

    “It is important for people to feel a sense of unity and hope after this year of the pandemic,” the first lady and explained that their mission was “bringing love from America, trying to bring unity across the globe.” 

    “Joe and I are looking forward to meeting the Queen,” she said. “We’ve looked forward to this for weeks … It’s a beautiful beginning.” 

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