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Boris Johnson the next US President?

The “clown clone” could rekindle his political fortunes as a Trump surrogate

Photo by Jannes Van den wouwer on Unsplash

Reports that the resignation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the first step in a plot by Trump loyalists to install the British politician as the next US President are sending shockwaves through the political establishment on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hard core followers of Donald Trump are increasingly anxious that the campaign by Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, to unseat Trump as the Republican Presidential candidate will succeed. The loyalists are also worried that Trump’s candidacy is being thrown off track by the many legal actions that have ensnared him. They see Boris Johnson as the next best thing to Trump.

“As a serial liar and fact denier, Johnson is well qualified for the job,” said a right-wing political strategist. “Not only that, Johnson has probably walked away from as many scandals as Trump the Artful Dodger,” she added. The icing on the cake is that Johnson’s hair has become a trademark, like his American counterpart. In Trump’s Red State strongholds “dead Yorkshire Terrier” haircuts have become fashionable.

Trumpists also point to the uncanny similarity between the “clown show” tenures of both leaders and their penchant for populist stunts.

But not every pundit agrees that Johnson is a likely successor. “The biggest hurdle I see is that Johnson has no experience of inciting insurrections,” said one pundit. “If he has any chance of entering the White House, Johnson must get up to speed on fomenting political violence pretty damn quickly.” Johnson’s lack of riot experience could become more of a handicap if, as expected, DeSantis incites his own insurrection to prove his political chops.

Another issue is that Johnson was not born in the United States, but this is not seen as a serious problem. Apparently, the Supreme Court of the United States has already developed some spurious legal arguments for overturning that rule.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson remains uncharacteristically tight-lipped about entering the race to become the next President of the United States. However, in a recent speech to Britain’s Clowns for Boris Johnson Club the disgraced politician said that a presidential bid is about as likely as “me going to the moon on roller skates,” a sure indication that he is headed across the Pond.

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K. B. Cottrill

K. B. Cottrill

Constantly losing the main plot while finding quirkier ones to write about for print, stage, and screen.