His name is Boris Johnson.
Many have referred to him as “Britain’s Trump,” and it’s a pretty accurate comparison.
Both men are wildly entertaining and are always good for a soundbite. They both speak their minds and are not politically correct. They both are wealthy, but they rail against the corrupt political establishment.
And of course, they both have incredible hair!
Johnson once accidentally trampled over a 10-year old Japanese boy during a game of rugby. He also once fell into a river, with cameras capturing the whole scene.
He has been given the nickname “Bojo,” and nothing gets you trending on social media more than having a nickname.
As of this writing, Johnson’s election is the number two trending story on Twitter, and five of the top 12 trending stories revolve around him.
President Trump announced his excitement over Johnson’s election on Twitter. He tweeted: “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!”
However, unlike Trump, Johnson has an extensive political background.
A Lifetime Of Politics
Throughout his career, he has served as mayor of London, a member of Parliament, and British Foreign Security.
His biggest achievement has been the passage of the Brexit bill. Boris Johnson was one of the leading figures—along with Nigel Farage—in the campaign for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Johnson will be replacing Therese May as Prime Minister. May was forced to abdicate her post because of her failure to successfully implement Brexit legislation, despite the public’s strong desire for it.
The number one priority for the new Prime Minister will be completing the withdrawal from the EU.
During his victory speech, he said, “we are going to unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn. We are going to energize the country. We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of ‘can do.’ We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self-doubt and negativity.”
Boris Johnson Wins Election in a Landslide
It is apparent that Boris Johnson has a clear goal to successfully complete Brexit. He won the Conservative Party leadership position by a huge margin, garnering 66% of the vote, defeating current British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labor Party, is no fan of Johnson. Corbyn said that “the people of our country should decide who becomes the prime minister in a general election.”
Boris Johnson will officially become Prime Minister of Great Britain on Wednesday.
The BBC reported about the coming transition on Wednesday: “Theresa May takes part in her last Prime Minister’s Questions. After lunch, she will make a short farewell speech outside No.10 [10 Downing Street, the PM’s residence] before traveling to see the Queen to tender her resignation. Boris Johnson will then arrive for an audience at Buckingham Palace where he will be invited to form a government.”
It will be interesting to see how his election will change international politics and the special relationship between the U.K. and the United States.
No doubt the future interactions between Trump and Johnson will be highly entertaining.
Their first press conference will be must-watch T.V., so get your popcorn ready!