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What does Boris Johnson really think of President Trump?

23rd Jul 19 4:56 pm

The US President, Donald Trump has praised Boris Johnson’s victory today however, with Johnson wanting to strengthen the transatlantic relationship for trade deals, lets hope Trump does not dwell on the past barbs made by Boris.

Johnson once accused Trump of “stupefying ignorance” and said he was “out of his mind” and “unfit” to lead the US, he has not always been a fan of Trump.

Dealing with Trump may well be one of Johnson’s greatest challenges once Brexit is delivered as he is a tough and experience negotiator, one thing that Theresa May learned.

However, Trump was quick to congratulate Johnson’s win via his favourite medium. He said in a tweet, “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!”

President Trump had praised Johnson days before his victory and anticipated he would win, he said there is a “very good relationship” to come.

Trump told reporters, “I like him. I like Boris Johnson. I always have. He’s a different kind of a guy, but they say I’m a different kind of a guy too. We get along well.”

We will soon learn if there is to be a warm and friendly US-UK relationship, as Johnson past comments on Trump were not always reciprocated.

When Johnson was the mayor of London, he once described Trump as being “clearly out of his mind” and “unfit” for the White House.

Johnson also said about Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the US. He said, “What he’s doing is playing the game of the terrorists and those who seek to divide us.

“When Donald Trump says there are parts of London that are no-go areas, I think he is betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit to hold the office of the President of the United States.”

Johnson once joked, “I would invite him to come and see the whole of London and take him round the city, except that I wouldn’t want to expose Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump.”

Despite Johnson being born in the US and whilst on a visit to Manhattan in 2016 he was actually mistake as Trump and said it was “One if the worst moments.”

Johnson has also ridiculed Trump and previously said, “the only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”

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