Boris Johnson Praises Trump's 'Method in His Madness'

Clay Curtis
June 11, 2018

The foreign secretary said he had become "increasingly admiring of Donald Trump", adding that he had "become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness".

His comments came on Wednesday night at a private dinner of Conservative supporters in London, and have been reported by BuzzFeed News which obtained an audio recording.

Boris Johnson has been recorded praising Donald Trump and suggesting the USA president's aggressive approach might achieve more in Brexit talks than the United Kingdom government is now doing.

He said: "Imagine Trump doing Brexit, He'd go in bloody hard". "He'd go in bloody hard ..."

'Everyone would think he'd gone mad. "But you might get somewhere".

The top diplomat also said that Theresa May plans to use this weekend's G7 meeting in Canada to suggest a "rapid response unit to identify Russian malfeasance... whether it's cyber warfare, assassinations, calling it out and identifying it".

As a result of Remainers, Mr Johnson fears the end Brexit deal will not be a good one.

A Number 10 spokesperson insisted that the Prime Minister has "full confidence" in Mr Johnson, although Downing Street stopped short of responding directly to the comments he made at the event.

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In his speech, Johnson urged Tory donors not to panic during a likely "meltdown" over Brexit. "No panic. It's going to be all right in the end".

'You've got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown.

Theresa May has said the government's detailed plans for Brexit will not be published before the next European Union summit.

With ministers aiming to complete the negotiations by October, many expected the plans to be released earlier.

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, said on Friday in a televised interview, she finding it "difficult to think of a diplomatic term to use" about the Foreign Secretary.

The foreign secretary also made one of his strongest warnings yet that the United Kingdom could be locked to European Union rules and regulations after Brexit, and blasted Philip Hammond and the Treasury as Remoaners who are not making the best of Brexit. "And they will try to stiff us".

Speaking of the highly-anticipated summit between Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Johnson revealed that he was asked by US State Secretary Mike Pompeo to offer British expertise on how to demolish Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal, namely, its ballistic missiles that were once estimated to be able to strike the US mainland.

Friends of Mr Johnson said it was disappointing that the private dinner had been covertly recorded but senior Conservative Sarah Wollaston said dressing up the comments "under the cover of a "private" discussions won't wash".

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