I’ve thought soooo many times that BOJO (Boris Johnson) and Drumpf are very much alike (laughing stocks of other world leaders, lying and dishonestly manipulative, etc.) but BOJO wins out by a nose (hah!) because he’s probably not completely insane (or sniffing adderall, etc.). I don’t think we’ve ever had another leader of whom that headline would be true:
“Trump slammed the phone down on Boris Johnson after an ‘apoplectic’ call with the prime minister”
The call, which one source described to the Financial Times as “very difficult,” came after Johnson defied Trump and gave the Chinese telecoms company Huawei the rights to develop the UK’s 5G network.
Trump’s fury was triggered by Johnson backing Huawei despite Trump and his allies’ threats that the United States would withdraw security cooperation with the UK if the deal went ahead.
Trump’s threats reportedly irritated the UK government, with Johnson frustrated at the president’s failure to suggest any alternatives to the deal.
The UK is America’s closest ally — but no one has ever accused Trump of knowing history of any kind (example: aides had to explain to him what happened at Pearl Harbor) or having a clue about statesmanship.
The Sun reported on Friday that Johnson had pushed back a planned trip to Washington to March, adding that it “may be pushed back still further.”
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