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A trade deal with the US is seen as one of the major targets for the UK Government but the President is set to extinguish any hopes of a deal in the near future as he refers to Barack Obama’s “playbook”, a Washington commentator has warned. Despite the years of strong allegiance with the UK and special relationship, former executive assistant to Ronald Reagan, Peggy Grande claimed the new President will place the UK as a low priority on his list. Although Mr Biden’s trade representative Katherina Tai held talks with Liz Truss this month, Ms Grande claimed it is unsure when a trade deal with the UK may become a priority for the President.

She told Express.co.uk: “I fear the US – UK relationship is neither ‘special’ nor a priority to the Biden Administration.

“The Biden administration is led by globalists who are soft on our enemies, aligned with the EU and other socialist-leaning countries and are placing a low priority on allied nations, like the UK, who are not helpful in advancing their progressive agenda.

“Biden seems to be taking a page from Obama’s playbook, sending the UK to the ‘back of queue’.

“As such, I doubt that a robust US-UK trade deal is on the front burner for this administration.

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Joe Biden will put any deal to the back of the queue the insider claimed (Image: GETTY)

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Joe Biden is set to take up Obama’s anti-Brexit stance (Image: GETTY)

“The UK and any trade deal with them will be pushed to a back burner and likely only be addressed if a crisis emerges – fire extinguisher foreign policy – not the best form of diplomacy.

“And with so many crises already emergent here domestically, I’m not sure when, or if, this will rise to the level of attention.”

Mr Obama had claimed the UK would be at “back of the queue” for any trade deal as he and the current US President had been against Brexit.

Along with the EU, the US is Britain’s largest trading partner and accounted for 20.4 percent of all the UK’s exports – £140billion.

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Joe Biden and the Prime Minister’s relationship remains unclear (Image: GETTY)

In terms of imports, the US accounts for 12.4 percent of the UK’s overall figure, valued at £89billion in 2019.

It is for this reason, UK trade officials had tried to race through a bumper deal last year while Donald Trump had been in office.

Indeed, the former US President had been a supporter of not just Brexit but also a key ally to Boris Johnson.

UK officials still hope to qualify the US Congress Trade Promotion Authority which expires on July 1.

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Joe Biden will not prioritise a deal the insider claimed (Image: GETTY)

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Joe Biden news: Katherine Tai met with Liz Truss (Image: GETTY)

This allows US lawmakers to push a deal through the house although it now seems unlikely the UK will meet this deadline.

While the likelihood seems unlikely, some UK officials believe the G7 summit could help boost UK-US relations, and therefore any trade deal.

The Prime Minister has also highlighted the UK’s willingness to become a leading player in the environment – something Mr Biden has put at the heart of his administration.

After Ms Tai held talks with the UK’s Trade Secretary, one Whitehall official told Express.co.uk the tide may be turning on negotiations.

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Joe Biden: A timeline of events leading to the UK’s exit (Image: Express)

They said: “We could have a deal much quicker than first thought, it seems the Biden administration are really willing to engage, it’s a mini breakthrough.”

A second added: “It seems Katherine has a change of heart, it is certainly promising for trade relations.”

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Joe Biden: Liz Truss has and the DIT have almost signed 70 deals (Image: GETTY)

Liz Truss added in the Commons: “The UK stands at a historic moment, building its independent trade policy for the first time in almost half a century.

“This Government will seize the opportunity to be an independent free-trading nation with a simple message – that free-trade is good for all nations and will deliver benefits for businesses, households and consumers across the UK.”

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