But the affinity between Johnson and Trump was always overdone. Aside from their improbably golden locks, populism and a distant acquaintance with the truth, Johnson may be ideologically closer to the 46th President than the 45th.
Not bad for a week’s work.
‘You don’t want us to talk about politics or elections’
The Canadian Prime Minister had called Monday’s snap parliamentary vote in the belief that voters would reward him with a majority after getting a handle on the pandemic. But while securing a third consecutive term, his Liberals appear to have fallen short of the goal.
While showing bravura in boasting about a “clear mandate” bestowed by the election, the Prime Minister obliquely seemed to admit he had misjudged the electorate.
“You don’t want us to talk about politics or elections. You want us to focus on the job that we need to do for you,” Trudeau said at his victory party in Montreal. “I hear you when you say that you just want to get back to the things you love, not worry about this pandemic or about the election.”