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UK’s Cameron meets with McConnell — but not Johnson — during Capitol Hill swing

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David Cameron, foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, followed a visit with Donald Trump by hitting Capitol Hill on Tuesday — though he did not see Speaker Mike Johnson in person.

Cameron was spotted meeting on Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a strong supporter of new U.S. aid to Ukraine, after breaking bread Monday night with the aid-skeptical former president at Mar-a-Lago. The top British diplomat had been in contact with Johnson’s office about an in-person meeting, according to a British government source, though one did not ultimately pan out due to schedule conflicts.

As he left McConnell’s office, Cameron declined to confirm that Johnson was not on his list of lawmaker meetings as he makes the case for Ukraine aid and other transatlantic priorities.

“I’ve got a whole lot of meetings,” he said, “and I’m not quite sure who I am and who I’m not seeing.”

Before he arrived on the Hill, Cameron met with Trump in Florida. According to a Trump campaign summary of the conversation, they discussed “the upcoming US and UK elections, policy matters specific to Brexit, the need for NATO countries to meet their defense spending requirements, and ending the killing in Ukraine.”

The meeting at Mar-a-Lago also included the British ambassador to the U.S., Karen Pierce, and the three “also discussed their mutual admiration for the late Queen Elizabeth II,” according to the Trump campaign.

Natalie Allison and Anthony Adragna contributed to this report.