Boris Johnson's criticisms of Donald Trump projected onto Big Ben in Led By Donkeys stunt

Boris Johnson's criticisms of Donald Trump projected onto Big Ben in Led By Donkeys stunt

Led By Donkeys have done it again, but this time they've branched out to attack Boris Johnson, and his previous less than flattering comments about president Donald Trump.

The anti-Brexit campaigners have targetted Johnson during Trump's three-day state visit to the United Kingdom, by projecting his comments about the president of the United States directly onto Big Ben.

These days, the two politicians have nothing but praise for one another. In an interview with The Sun prior to his state visit, Trump said he thought Boris would be an 'excellent' choice for leader of the Tory Party, adding:

I like him. I have always liked him. I don’t know that he is going to be chosen, but I think he is a very good guy, a very talented person.

He has been very positive about me and our country. 

Ah, the fickle nature of politics, huh?

Now, the group have highlighted the hypocrisy of the two politician's amicable relationship, by highlighting comments Johnson made about Mr Trump in 2015, while he was mayor of London.

In the less-than-flattering sound bite, Johnson can be heard saying:

I think Donald Trump is clearly out of his mind if you think that's a sensible way to proceed. You clearly can't ban people going to the United States in that way, or indeed any country. 

And what he is doing is playing the game of the terrorists, and those who seek to divide us. 

That is exactly the kind of reaction they hope to produce, and I have to say when Donald Trump says there are parts of London that are no go areas, I think he's betraying a quite stupifying ignorance, that makes him quite frankly unfit to hold the office of President of the United States. 

I would invite him to come and see the whole of London, and take him round the city, except that I wouldn't want to expose Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump. 

Ouch, well, that's pretty awkward, isn't it, Boris? How're you going to explain that one away?

The group shared the video to Twitter accompanied by the caption:

Hey @realDonaldTrump, you just endorsed your Brexit buddy @BorisJohnson but he said some VERY NASTY things about you and he doesn’t want you to know. So we projected his words onto Big Ben. Watch with the SOUND ON #TrumpVisitUK

Mr Trump landed in the UK this morning at approximately 9am, already causing a stir, by targetting mayor of London Sadiq Kahn in a series of tweets.

Taking to the social media platform, he wrote:

Sadiq Khan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly “nasty” to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom.

He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me.....

He added:

Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job - only half his height.

In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!

His comments come as Mr Kahn compared Trump to the fascists of 20th century Europe. Writing in the Guardian, he said:

In years to come, I suspect this state visit will be one we look back on with profound regret and acknowledge that we were on the wrong side of history.

Trump and Kahn have had a contentious relationship for years. After terrorist attacks left eight people dead in London Bridge in 2017, Trump criticised Kahn's handling of the event, saying it was 'ill-informed'.

In response, Kahn urged the United Kingdom to reassess its invitation to Trump for a UK visit later this year. Speaking to Channel 4 News, he said:

I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the U.S.A. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.

HT Huff Post

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