Four years after praising the U.S. President as a close ally of the United Kingdom, the Senior Conservative Party frantically distanced himself from Donald Trump, including granting him a three-day state visit and the recent two weeks before He described as a good friend of Britain.
The Labor Party accused the Conservative Party of not declaring Trump when it became clear a few weeks ago that he refused to accept the results of the presidential election. It also accused the senior Conservative Party of for years to please a well-known populist who insulted his allies, peddled conspiracy theories, and undermined democracy around the world by treating the dictator as his natural ally .
In an interview, the Labor Party pointed out that Boris Johnson said that Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize like Barack Obama and called him a standard liberal in New York. Johnson said in 2018: “I admire Donald Trump more and more. I am more and more convinced that his madness can be done.” The current Cabinet Secretary, the famous Brexit activist Michael Gove (Michael Gove) Gove)’s photo with the thumbs up side by side with the president aroused the original intention.
But in a tweet on Wednesday night, Johnson called himself the Trump of the United Kingdom. Johnson wrote on Twitter: “The scene in the US Congress is shameful. The United States advocates democracy all over the world. Orderly and peacefully transfer power.”
His remarks avoided direct criticism of Trump’s role in inciting violence, which prompted a harsh response from former shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who wrote on Twitter: “Is that so? There is no direct criticism of Trump. This incitement is not condemned. No one realizes that this is the culmination of four years of division, lying and contempt. Four years later, our own British Trump (President) Call him the president) behaving like a shameful sycophant.”
Thornberry served as the shadow secretary of foreign affairs for two years, challenging Johnson’s close relationship with Trump, warning him that he had made a strategic error and would eventually backfire. After the election results began to be rejected by Trump for fraudulent reasons, Thornbury urged the government to be more direct in the condemnation.
Perhaps Johnson was hit by criticism, and when he faced the problem directly, he finally went further at the Downing Street press conference in the late afternoon. He said: “As far as he encourages people to rush into the Capitol, and as far as the president has always been skeptical of free and fair elections, I think what the president said is completely wrong. I unreservedly condemn and encourage people. Act in a despicable way like in the Capitol.”
Prior to this, the clearest condemnation came from the former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Jeremy Hunt). He said: “The United States is the largest and most important democracy in the world, shining on the Mountain of Freedom. President Trump told the crowd to march to Capitol Hill and demand that the vice president abide by the law. He humiliated American democracy tonight, and Caused the pain of his friends, but he is not the United States.”
Hunter attended the meeting with other former foreign ministers, and they believed that Trump needs to be removed from the presidency immediately. Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the National Defense Election Commission, accused Trump of “undermining democracy, inciting violence, fostering divisions and undermining the country’s positions and beliefs. Why do you say that? He has two weeks left, not Walk quietly.
Alistair Burt, another former foreign minister, also called for Trump’s immediate removal. In contrast, his successor, James Cleverly, who was constrained by his office, spoke of his suffering on the spot in Washington, as if the capital had been hit by a natural disaster.
The overall strategy of the British government has always been to decouple from Trump is to commit suicide, and by influencing people around him, such as his son Jared Kushner (Jared Kushner), British interests-including potential Free trade agreement-may be protected by Brexit.
In the process, the United Kingdom has often suffered humiliation, including neglect in key diplomatic actions, such as the withdrawal of the United States from northeastern Syria, the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran agreement, the bullying of Huawei’s role in 5G, and the public’s criticism of Tressa May. May) Critical strategy of Brexit.
This is a symptom of this relationship, and many people in the diplomatic service were troubled when Johnson failed to support Jindaloch, the former British ambassador to Washington, after the cable that criticized Trump’s personality leaked. The document prepared in 2017 correctly predicted that the Trump administration will not become dysfunctional, unpredictable, divided factions, diplomatic clumsy and powerless.
Much of this tolerance is due to Brexiteers seeing Trump and his own rise from the same ideology. Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote in The Times in 2018 before one of Trump’s visits: “The president who worked with us to make this new arrangement is Trump. This is our country’s blessing. His election relied on similar factors that led to Brexit. He appealed to voters who were left behind by the metropolitan elite. He was confident in his country and determined not to serve as a declining administrator, which inspired the United Kingdom. Brexitists.” He said that Britain, citing former prime minister Harold Macmillan, might play the role of Greeks versus Americans and Romans.