Barack Obama Labelled Boris Johnson “The British Version Of Donald Trump”
Obama said that Johnson “is their Trump” to which deputy his national security advisor have responded: “With better hair.”

Former president Barack Obama has labelled Boris Johnson the “British version of Donald Trump” after he became riled by the Foreign Secretary’s “racially-tinged” “Part-Kenyan ancestry” remark about him during the EU referendum campaign.

According to Mr Obama’s deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, the then-US president was annoyed by the “racially-tinged” remark which echoed attacks made by Republicans in the United States.

On the eve of a presidential visit to the UK to bolster the Remain campaign ahead of the 2016 EU Referendum, Mr Johnson suggested that President Obama had removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office because of his race.

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He wrote an article in the Sun newspaper in April 2016 that the act was a “symbol of the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British Empire of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender”.

“He felt like he had been a good friend to the UK … so it really did grate on him. It was right at that line,” Mr Rhodes said told The Times Red Box podcast.

“At a minimum it was racially-tinged, because he had Kenyan ancestry he must hate the British,” he added, “My joke was they were more subtle back home with their racial dog whistles.”

After reading the piece, Mr Obama said that Mr Johnson “is their Trump.” to which Mr Rhodes is said to have responded: “With better hair.”

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