What do Boris Alex Johnson & Donald John Trump have in common ?
BJ & DT
both their grandparents are GERMANS !
Johnson was given the middle name “Boris” after a Russian émigré his parents had once met
Johnson was born to British parents on 19 June 1964 in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. His birth was registered with both the US authorities and the city’s British Consulate, thereby granting him both American and British citizenship
Born in New York to wealthy upper-middle class English parents, Johnson was educated at the European School of Brussels, Ashdown House, and Eton College. He read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1986. He began his career in journalism at The Times but was sacked for falsifying a quotation.
autumn term of 1977 Johnson began using the given name Boris rather than Alex and developed “the eccentric English persona” for which would become known. He abandoned his mother’s Catholicism and became an Anglican, joining the Church of England Although school reports complained about his idleness, complacency, and lateness,he was popular and well known at Eton.
His friends were largely from the wealthy upper-middle and upper classes, his best friends being Darius Guppy and Charles Spencer, both of whom would accompany him to Oxford University and remain friends into adulthood. Johnson excelled in English and Classics, winning prizes in both, became secretary of the school debating society, and editor of the school newspaper, The Eton College Chronicle. In late 1981 he was admitted to the Eton Society. Upon finishing his time at Eton, Johnson went on a gap year to Australia, where he taught English and Latin at Timbertop, an Outward Bound-inspired campus of Geelong Grammar, an elite independent boarding school
In May 2017, during the 2017 United Kingdom general election he was berated by a woman for discussing alcohol in a Sikh temple in Bristol. Johnson had promised to end tariffs on Indian whisky and though his mother in law is a Sikh whose culture bans alcohol. He later expressed regret that she held differing views
In September 2017, he was criticised for reciting lines from Rudyard Kipling’s poem Mandalay while visiting a Myanmar temple; the British ambassador, who was with him, suggested it was “not appropriate” In October 2017 he faced criticism for stating that the Libyan city of Sirte could become an economic success like Dubai: “all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away”
Following the May 2018 Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, an act which the UK government blamed on Russia, Johnson compared Vladimir Putin’s hosting of the World Cup in Russia to Adolf Hitler’s hosting of the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. Russia’s Foreign Ministry denounced Johnson’s “unacceptable and unworthy” comments.
In a September 2017 op-ed, Johnson reiterated that the UK would regain control of £350m a week after Brexit, suggesting it go to the National Health Service (NHS). He was subsequently criticised by cabinet colleagues for reviving the assertion, and was accused of “clear misuse of official statistics” by the chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir David Norgrove. The authority rejected the suggestion that it was quibbling over newspaper headlines and not Johnson’s actual words. Following the 2017 general election, Johnson denied media reports that he intended to challenge May’s leadership. In a February 2018 letter to May, Johnson suggested that Northern Ireland may have to accept border controls after Brexit and that it would not seriously affect trade, having initially said a hard border would be unthinkable.
NANCY PELOSI 🙂
In March 2018, Johnson apologised for his “inadvertent sexism” after being criticised for calling Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry as “Lady Nugee”; Thornberry was married to Christopher Nugee but did not use his surname. In June, he was reported as having said “fuck business” when asked about corporate concerns regarding a ‘hard’ Brexit
and of course the British house of lords will say … Hair Hair
ARE THEY FRIENDS ?
Boris Johnson said that when Donald Trump tried to call him during his recent U.K. trip, he thought it was a prank and hung up the phone.
The former foreign secretary told the Sunday Times that he took a call from someone claiming to be the Downing Street switchboard.
“The person had a mild Irish accent and said, ‘This is the No. 10 switchboard, we have got the president of the United States for you. I am just going to patch you through to the White House situation room,’” Johnson said.
“Thinking quickly as I do, I said, ‘To all our listeners on Radio Kilkenny, I was not fooled for an instant.’”
Johnson said he then hung up and called No. 10, to be told that “it was the president.”
The two men did eventually speak and Johnson said that Trump “not only wished me well but was very keen to intensify our economic co-operation and to do a free-trade deal.”
Trump reportedly asked for a meeting with Johnson but was turned down.
According to an official close to Johnson, he thanked Trump but declined the invitation as he had to prepare for a Tory leadership campaign event.