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Boris Johnson & Donald Trump: a history of mutual admiration.

In Uncategorized on January 7, 2021 by kmflett

Boris Johnson & Donald Trump: a history of mutual admiration

Boris Johnson may have condemned Donald Trump today but his Presidency has only 13 days left to run (at best) and Johnson needs to do business with Joe Biden. (Biden may have other ideas)

However Johnson & Trump have formed a mutual admiration society in recent years.

Before Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019 Trump, in a typically unusual intervention said “we have a really good man who’s going to be the prime minister of the UK now, Boris Johnson”.

He went on

“They say ‘Britain Trump’, they call him Britain Trump, and that’s a good thing. They like me over there. That’s what they wanted. That’s what they need’

Meanwhile on 5th September 2020 the Pro Trump (but anti-Johnson) Telegraph reported leaked comments that Johnson had made about Trump when he was Foreign Secretary in Theresa May’s Cabinet in 2017.

Boris Johnson privately told US diplomats that Donald Trump was “making America great again”, according to a cache of official notes taken during high-level UK-US meetings whose details have leaked to The Telegraph.

The Prime Minister is quoted telling the US ambassador to Britain in August 2017, when he was foreign secretary, that Mr Trump was doing “fantastic stuff” on foreign policy issues like China, Syria and North Korea.

Other records show Mr Johnson claimed the US president was becoming “increasingly popular” in Britain in 2017 and spoke warmly about how under his leadership America was “back and engaged in the world”.

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