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Donald Trump Sent His 'Congratulations' to Boris Johnson Who Became Prime Minister of the UK

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 23, 2019
12:32 P.M.
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United States (US) President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to congratulate the man who will become the new prime minister in the United Kingdom (UK). The president also made a prediction in his statement.

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump, 73, congratulated former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, 55, on becoming the new UK Prime Minister. Trump added that Johnson would “be great!”

Johnson managed to win the Conservative Party’s contest to take over from former Prime Minister Theresa May. The pro-Brexit politician will officially take over in his new position on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump | Photo: Getty Images

President Donald Trump | Photo: Getty Images

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TRUMP LIKES JOHNSON

The US president has always shown support to Johnson. Last Friday, he confessed that he “liked” the London mayor and though he was “going to do a great job.” Trump further stated that he predicted that they would have a “great” working relationship.

Showing that he wasn’t much of a fan when it came to May, the president blamed her for doing “a very bad job with Brexit.” Trump also stated that he thought Johnson would sort out the Brexit mess.

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WHAT BORIS PROMISED AS THE NEW PM

The new prime minister promised that he could make Brexit happen and “unite the country.” The word “Brexit” is a creation of joining the words “British” and “Exit” together.

The UK wants to withdraw from the European Union (EU). On June 23, 2016, a referendum was held where 51.9 percent of those who voted revealed that they wanted to leave the EU.

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WHO JOHNSON BEAT FOR THE PM POST

Johnson’s competitor for the minister position was Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The two sat together at the Queen Elizabeth II center in Westminster where a winner was predicted.

The former mayor’s won with 66 percent of the votes. Present at the ceremony to support him was his father Stanley, brother Jo, and sister Rachel.

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Johnson’s girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, didn’t appear to be present. The new prime minister has advocated for a strong and close relationship between the UK and the US.

Ahead of his state visit to the UK, Trump touted Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage as "very good guys" and "big powers" in their country. The US president visited the UK on from June 3 to 5 by invitation from the Queen.

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