POTUS Congratulates Incoming UK Prime Minister, Claims People Call Boris Johnson the ‘Britain Trump’

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President Donald Trump congratulated incoming United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on winning his election, claiming that people see him as the “Britain Trump.”

While speaking at a Turning Point USA conference on Tuesday, the president gave Johnson props for winning the Conservative Party leadership election to become prime minister, describing him as a “really good man,” “tough,” and “smart.”

Trump went on to say that people are calling the prime minister-designate — who was born in New York — “Britain Trump” and that “he’s going to do a good job.”

“We have a really good man who’s going to be the prime minister of the U.K. now, Boris Johnson. Good man. He’s tough and he’s smart. They’re saying Britain Trump. They call him Britain Trump. And people are saying that’s a good thing. They like me over there. That’s what they wanted. That’s what they need. It’s what they need. He’ll get it done. Boris is good. He’s going to do a good job.”

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The president also offered his congratulations to the incoming prime minister through a tweet published on Tuesday, saying that Johnson “will be great.”

Johnson — a former journalist and the former mayor of London — will be replacing Prime Minister Theresa May after she resigned from the post in May following her failure to create a Brexit deal.

“It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May said during her resignation.

The incoming prime minister soundly beat his Conservative Party rival Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt for the office at 10 Downing Street in London, pulling in 92,153 votes out of the 159,320 party members eligible to vote in the election.

The foreign secretary received 46,656 of the votes, and the election saw a turnout of 87 percent.

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Tom Bodine
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Popping liberal heads all over the world, the British Trump is just another way of the President pimping the left. đŸ˜‚

James
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I find it amazing how much PM Boris Johnson looks like POTUS Trump. Maybe he – PM Johnson – will be as successful in the UK cleaning up the mess left for him as Trump was here.

Screwtape
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Bravo to Johnson, but he’s got an uphill battle for Brexit and that his country’s social-welfare program has left it neutered economically and militarily. They ARE now France (I know those are fighting words for any Brits) with puny military/naval power, still pompously believing they have more influence than in reality, and getting their butts handed to them by wogs. q.v the Iranian seizure of two tankers. I hope Johnson can recapture British strength, a la Thatcher, but he’s facing some unhelpful numbers who’d rather see Pakistani child-exploitation gang-rape rings, q.v. Rotherham, than be seen as “politically incorrect”. (I highly… Read more »

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