The former mayor of London was readying himself for a shot at the Prime Minister spot, but then he was brutally stabbed in the back by those closest to him. Catch up with that HERE, it’s worth a read.
That may have hurt, but the blow has been cushioned by new Prime Minister Theresa May – she’s only gone and made Boris the new foreign secretary.
Maybe that doesn’t seem like such a big deal to you, but the irony-meter is currently way off the charts. That’s because Boris has a long and storied history of putting his foot in his mouth with regards to foreign leaders, so let’s get started with TIME:
When Johnson wrote about then Prime Minister Tony Blair’s trip to the Congo in 2002, he sparked outrage for calling local residents “piccaninnies.” “No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down,” he continued.
He said that. It happened. We’re not done:
Hillary Clinton Johnson was particularly insulting of the presidential candidate in a 2007 column for the Daily Telegraph, in which he wrote, “She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.”
Donald Trump Johnson’s insults are not bound by party lines: he also said recently, “The only reason I wouldn’t visit some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”
Maybe looking at the Donald, and hearing the garbage that spews from his mouth, would cause a bout of self-examination from Boris that he just isn’t ready for.
“Dobby the house elf” He compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to the knobby-looking Harry Potter character in December: “Despite looking a bit like Dobby the House Elf,” Johnson wrote, “he is a ruthless and manipulative tyrant.”
President Barack Obama In a column for right-leaning British tabloid the Sun in April, Johnson implied that Obama removing a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office was “a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire — of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”
There are more, but let’s see a little video tribute of Boris when he announced his decision to step down as mayor of London:
OK then,a few more quotes while we have you here – this time from the Guardian:
Turkey – May 2016
Boris Johnson wins a £1,000 prize for penning a rude poem about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president, having sex with a goat. His limerick, published by the Spectator as a rebuff to Erdoğan’s efforts to prosecute a German comedian’s offensive poem, also calls the Turkish leader a “wankerer”.
China – August 2008
In Beijing for the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, Johnson said “respectfully to our Chinese hosts” that ping pong was “invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century. It was. And it was called wiff waff”.
Papua New Guinea – September 2006
In another attack on Tony Blair in another Telegraph column, Johnson wrote: “For 10 years we in the Tory party have become used to Papua New Guinea-style orgies of cannibalism and chief-killing and so it is with a happy amazement that we watch as the madness engulfs the Labour party.”
Why don’t you just throw in the words ‘native’ and ‘savage’ there Boris, we all know you were thinking it.
So ends our round up of Britain’s new foreign secretary – good job Mud Island, you never cease to amaze.