On Tuesday, Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as the new Prime Minister of Britain by winning the leadership of the Conservative Party. While mixed opinions were galore on social media yesterday, one common notion stood out – the striking similarities between Johnson and US President Donald Trump.
In fact, Trump seems to think so too. According to BBC, he even praised Johnson in a speech and said that the latter was being hailed as ‘Britain’s Trump.’
While Trump may have been referring to their styles of leadership, you simply cannot unsee the similarities between the two leaders once you see it. Not stretching it too far, but the two even look similar, don’t they?
Lena Headey of Game of Thrones fame clearly seems to think so.
In an Instagram post, Headey shared a Photoshopped image of Trump and Johnson with their faces superimposed on that of the iconic (albeit, creepy) twins from The Shining.
The meme was, however, originally posted by Sainthoax on Instagram. Much to our delight, there are two other memes based on the same concept.
The photo is horrific, to say the least and can even be called symbolic. Oh come on, you know what we’re getting at. And we’re not the only ones.
Boris Johnson looks like what happens when you accidentally pour bleach in while washing Trump. pic.twitter.com/icA2GivwgZ
— David Blue (@DavidBlue) July 23, 2019
— Toby Chiang (@TobyChiang) July 23, 2019
— Gamal El Hawary (@GMhawary) July 23, 2019
is boris johnson even a real person i feel like he’s just trump in a british suit pic.twitter.com/hZroPMukI9
— nora (@noragracekhatib) July 23, 2019
Earlier, Trump’s daughter Ivanka misspelt the ‘United Kingdom’ in a tweet while congratulating Johnson on becoming the new prime minister. “Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingston,” Ivanka wrote on Twitter. Though Ivanka took note of the error and deleted her post after a few minutes to write a fresh one with the correct spelling of the United Kingdom, netizens had already taken screenshots of her initial tweet and trolled her mercilessly.
Johnson has served as the mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. He was the foreign secretary from 2016 to 2018.