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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 09:03 AM

Boris Johnson 'fascinated' by Donald Trump and his 'relationship with facts', former US ambassador c

Source: Evening Standard

Boris Johnson 'fascinated' by Donald Trump and his 'relationship with facts', former US ambassador claims

EWAN SOMERVILLE
4 hours ago

Britain’s former man in Washington claims Boris Johnson is “fascinated” by Donald Trump and his relationship “with the facts and the truth”.

Lord Darroch also said the Prime Minister must share the blame for his resignation as ambassador to the US, which followed the leaking of diplomatic cables disparaging the US president.

In a new book serialised in The Times, the former mandarin said Mr Johnson was particularly captivated by Mr Trump’s “limited vocabulary, the simplicity of the messaging, the disdain for political correctness, the sometimes incendiary imagery, and the at best intermittent relationship with facts and the truth”.

In an interview accompanying the excerpts, Lord Darroch - formerly Sir Kim Darroch - was asked if any of those characteristics had rubbed off on Mr Johnson.

“From what I hear from colleagues, this Government pays a lot of attention to presentation, to language,” he replied.

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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 09:13 AM

1. What he should feel is "horrified". Doesn't reflect well on bojo.

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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 10:02 AM

2. Johnson is studying the master's techniques

His fascination is because he would like to get away with that kind of behaviour himself, and to some degree he does. Shameless lying and brazening out controversies until the media cycle moves have been hallmarks of Johnson's own media strategy.

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