Boris Johnson speaks next to Britain’s Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Cressida Dick at 10 Downing Street in London. Reuters
Trump told the Sunday Times in an interview that Britain should "walk away" from talks and refuse to pay a £39 billion ($49 billion) divorce bill if it doesn't get better terms from the EU.
Johnson, who officially took over from Theresa May on Wednesday and swiftly sacked most of her ministerial team, held the first meeting of his new cabinet of ministers on Thursday.
He is already facing strong opposition in the 650-seat parliament to his plan to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal if necessary on Oct.31.
Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time as president. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is attending church ahead of his inauguration, a traditional step taken ahead of the swearing-in ceremony.
The cabinet formed the committee on recommendations of an inter-ministerial committee that had been earlier constituted by the prime minister to look into the Broadsheet saga.
MoHAP also announced that it conducted 162,945 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.