They call him 'Britain's Trump', says US President on Boris Johnson

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 24, 2019, 01.19 PM(IST)

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

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'They like me over there. That’s what they wanted. That’s what they need. Boris is good. He’s gonna do a good job,' said Trump on Johnson.

Boris Johnson is set to take over as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Conservative Party has elected him as the new leader. Boris Johnson is referred to as 'Britain's Trump' by many.

They are remarkably similar figures. Some feel that even look alike.

Just like the US President, Johnson's focus has been on controlling immigration and restoring the United Kingdom's standing in global issues.

A big win for Johnson would have been incomplete without Trump's compliment.

The US President Donald Trump congratulated the new prime minister and said that he was going to be a really good prime minister.

Trump also spoke about how people refer to johnson as Britain's Trump. He said that is what Britain needs.

"A really good man is going to be the Prime Minister of the UK now, Boris Johnson. Goodman. He's tough and he's smart. This ain't Britain-Trump. They call him Britain-Trump and people are saying that's a good thing — that they like me over there — that's what they wanted. That's what they need, what they need, he'll get it done. Boris is good. He's gonna do a good job," said Trump.