Delingpole: Trump Backs Boris Johnson’s Brexit Rebellion

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President Trump has poured petrol onto the flames of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit crisis by coming out for her chief opponent Boris Johnson.

“Boris Johnson’s a friend of mine. He’s been very, very nice to me, very supportive. And I maybe well speak to him when I get over there. I like Boris Johnson, I’ve always liked him.”

This is what diplomats would call a “gaffe.” May, after all, is the leader of the nation to which Trump will shortly be making his first official visit. Johnson, meanwhile, is May’s new public enemy number one. Having just resigned as her Foreign Secretary (in protest at her watered down Brexit plans), he no longer has any status within her government. Yet here is President Trump, publicly proposing to humiliate her by promising face time to a nobody she considers persona non grata.

Sure, Trump found time for some kind words about May too.

“I get along with her very well, I have very good relationship.”

But that’s just polite formula. It’s the Johnson comments that will be noticed – as of course, Trump intended them to be.

Read the rest at Breitbart.

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