Johnson’s remarks come a few days after US President Donald Trump hit out at outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, describing her as “foolish” and claiming that her Brexit blueprint had been a disaster because she turned a blind eye to his advice.
UK prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson has admitted in an exclusive interview with Politico that he “can’t dissent” from US President Donald Trump’s s stern remarks about Theresa May’s handling of Brexit.
“When it comes to the context of what the [US] president has said about the Brexit deal, I find it hard to disagree”, he pointed out.
Johnson described Trump as a person who “has strong views about Brexit and […] strong views about the deal”.
“Probably, from the point of view of those of us who want to get Brexit done and make a great success of it, it would be fair to say this is a debate that’s best conducted within the U.K. But you know — the president has his style and his approach”, Johnson added.
When asked whether it is relevant for a foreign leader to lambast the UK Prime Minister in such a rude way, Johnson said, “I don’t want anybody else telling us what to do. Or anybody else criticizing our government, I suppose is my feeling”.
“But if you ask me whether I think the Brexit negotiations have been brilliantly handled, I don’t think so”, he underscored.
His comments came after Trump took to Twitter to point the finger at Theresa May in light of a recent political scandal around leaked memos by UK Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, in which he specifically called the US President “inept” and “incompetent”.