Former U.K. Leader Boris Johnson Predicts Guilty Verdict Will Only Make Trump Stronger

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Boris Johnson, the former British Prime Minister, declared unequivocally that the verdict in the hush money prosecution of former President Trump in New York would bolster him.

“And that’s the case; these Democrat, liberal, legal opponents forget that in trying to snare him with vexatious legal proceedings and keep him off the ballot, they’re doing exactly the kind of thing that we condemn when it’s done by the autocracies and tyrannies of the world.” Johnson said.

“Whaaat??? How can anyone survive that? By all the laws of politics the Trump campaign should today be a smoking ruin. He’s a felon. He’s a criminal – and he is the first president in US history to be convicted of such ostensibly serious offences. Every time that jury foreman pronounced the word ‘Guilty’ in the Manhattan court on Thursday, he should by all normal logic have been dealing a death-blow to Donald Trump’s hopes of regaining the White House.” he continued, in a statement for The Daily Mail.

“The vast mass of American voters could see what I believe was really happening: that the liberal elites were just appalled at Trump’s continuing popularity and his ability to connect with voters – and they were using anything they could find to derail his campaign. That is why the anti-Trump lawfare is backfiring, and I believe Senator Lindsey Graham is right when he says it will do more to strengthen Trump than to harm him.” the former British PM remarked later.

“When we see this happening in Africa, or in Russia, we denounce it as authoritarian and corrupt. Well, the American people have looked at it, and decided that the methods and the motives are fundamentally the same. … By pursuing these cases, they have helped to make his victory more likely, not less.” Johnson concluded.

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