‘Stupefying’ turnaround from Boris
Foreign Secretary welcomes ‘deal maker’ Trump
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.
KISS AND MAKE UP: A mural in Bristol of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson – the Foreign Secretary has adopted a conciliatory tone
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