“Reminds me a little bit of Donald Trump” : Fox & Friends praises new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

From the July 23 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): How great was he?

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Boris Johnson just proclaimed himself “the dude,” who was named new British prime minister. This election there, at the Queen Elizabeth II Center in the heart of London, was all about a race to who would replace Theresa May as a Conservative Party leader, and obviously then becomes prime minister. He was just announced, he's the winner.

KILMEADE: Jeremy Hunt was his opponent, he's the foreign minister, he's in charge of trying to get his -- that ship back and the crew back. Boris Johnson is idolized -- grew up idolizing Winston Churchill. And you saw a lot of that. I mean, speaking from the hip, extremely confident. They say he's been very polarizing, but he wants to bring British pride back. And man, does he feel comfortable in front of the microphone.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): The leading Brexit man. I know, reminds me a little bit of Donald Trump. Donald Trump did express his support for him, wishing him the best. Theresa May, she had her final cabinet meeting this morning, believe it or not -- because they're ahead of us, obviously. And she had drinks at Downing Street on Monday night, the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, bidding farewell to her crew.

DOOCY: OK, well good luck to that man right there, the blonde man, “the dude,” as he just called himself, because now he's got to figure out how to break and exit with Brexit of the EU. And that is his job and that is why she lost hers.

KILMEADE: You know, on this new television system that we have, we get Sky News. So I find myself watching it all the time.

DOOCY: In the building?

KILMEADE: In the building, and they just -- they talk about Boris Johnson much like Trump. They're like, “He only cares about himself. He just wants to be famous. He doesn't want to do --.” And other people go no, that is not true. I'm saying to myself, this is the same debate we're having.

EARHARDT: Well just the resemblance, even the hair.

KILMEADE: Right. A little different. This is going to be great news between countries. The U.S. and U.K. are going to be a lot closer today than they were yesterday.

EARHARDT: He seems very charismatic.

DOOCY: Well, let's see what happens.

KILMEADE: Remember, he was on our show.

DOOCY: Yeah, indeed. So it starts today, Boris Johnson just named the new prime minister of Great Britain.


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