The man who once said;
"My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.";
is now in charge of the present and future United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson is a native American, born just minutes away from Trump Tower and in the shadow of the United Nations world headquarters.
But Johnson is a firebrand of British independence from the mess that the European Union has become. He's been a staunch conservative and outspoken advocate of the Brexit inevitability.
This development and the collapse of Theresa Mays' government is a unique opportunity for Donald Trump to move forward on global objectives and shake the label of isolationist. Trump has long held out for deals with international strategic allies which maintain national independence and goals. the fact that Boris Johnson is of the same mindset for Great Britain, just adds ideological strength to Trump's argument.
Though Johnson was born with dual citizenship, he was educated in Europe and became a journalist. He renounced his US citizenship and eventually entered elective politics.
Johnson was the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and from 2016 to 2018 he served as Foreign Secretary. Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative. He resigned from the May government in protest over what he saw as a botched policy and strategy of negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU.
Johnson is not what US political observers would define as a social conservative, and his financial public policies would not play well in US conservative circles... but then, neither would the policies of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. the value for the US lies on the global strategic policies and maintaining a hard line position with terrorist nations.
By resigning as Foreign Secretary, Johnson returned to the role of a backbench MP, But then, Winston Churchill endured such abasement not to many months prior to taking the reigns of a war-torn Great Britain.
In July, Johnson delivered a resignation speech, stating that ministers were "saying one thing to the EU about what we are really doing, and pretending another to the electorate". In it, he said that "it is not too late to save Brexit. We have time in these negotiations. We have changed tack once and we can change once again". Buzzfeed reported that Johnson had been in contact with Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former chief adviser. In interviews, Bannon had praised Johnson and said that he should challenge Theresa May for the party leadership.
"My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters."
"The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas."