‘Stu­pe­fy­ing’ turn­around from Boris

For­eign Sec­re­tary wel­comes ‘deal maker’ Trump

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

BORIS John­son has said the coun­try shouldn’t “pre-judge” Don­ald Trump and said the “whinge-o-rama” must end about the US elec­tion.

The Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip MP made the com­ments on Fri­day af­ter he said Amer­ica’s new Pres­i­dent is a “deal maker” and could be good for the UK.

He is not alone in say­ing the news should be ac­cepted, as Nigel Farage an­nounced on ITV’s This Morn­ing said there’s “no point” look­ing at the US Pres­i­dent-elect’s of­fen­sive re­marks be­cause his cam­paign is “over”.

De­spite pre­vi­ously ac­cus­ing Trump of “stu­pe­fy­ing ig­no­rance”, the For­eign Sec­re­tary con­grat­u­lated Trump on his vic­tory last week and wrote on so­cial me­dia: “Con­grat­u­la­tions to Don­ald Trump and much look­ing for­ward to work­ing with his ad­min­is­tra­tion.”

The bil­lion­aire’s as­cent to the White House has caused con­tro­versy across the coun­try, with west Lon­don MPs ex­press­ing their di­vided views on the out­come .

Mayor of Lon­don, Sadiq Khan, called for unit­ing com­mu­ni­ties to be put top of the po­lit­i­cal agenda as peo­ple ex­press their dis­com­fort.

At a So­cial In­te­gra­tion Con­fer­ence at City Hall on Mon­day, Sadiq Khan said the pol­i­tics of di­vi­sion must not spread to di­verse ci­ties like Lon­don, and urged city lead­ers “to build bridges in­stead of walls” to help com­mu­ni­ties live bet­ter to­gether.

Fail­ure to do so risked los­ing the ar­gu­ment to “the di­vi­sive po­lit­i­cal forces gain­ing pace in many coun­tries across Europe and the world”, he warned.

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