Boris Johnson: Trump Verdict Will Only Make Him Stronger
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on September 2, 2019.
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Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated unequivocally that the verdict in former President Trump’s New York hush money trial would strengthen him, saying, “The more lawfare they wage against him, the stronger he is.”

“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.”

Writing in The Daily Mail, Johnson started, “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.”

“This was no ordinary political assassination. This was a machine-gun mob-style hit-job on Trump,” he continued.

“When the news flashed up on the world’s screens, there were commentators in studios everywhere whose voices audibly trembled with excitement,” he declared. “For a brief intoxicating moment it was as if they truly believed they had got him. It looked as though the great global coalition of fastidious anti-Trumpies had finally found the bazooka big enough to penetrate the pachydermous Presidential front-runner.”

“As Trump left the courtroom, we were invited to contemplate a parade of delirious images: Trump in handcuffs, Trump doing the perp walk to the cells; Trump in an orange jump suit; Trump meeting retribution in the showers of some appalling penitentiary,” he wrote. “My Oh My, they hugged themselves. It was all too magnificent. You could tell by the sheer size of the GUILTY headlines in the Left-liberal media – the breathless awe of the TV reporters – that they viewed this as a truly seismic moment, a once-in-a-generation political event. It was HISTORIC, they all said. HISTORIC. Because there was now a real chance that Trump could actually be incarcerated – at the crucial moment in the Presidential election, when he is nailed on as the Republican candidate.”


“Surely no one would vote for a convicted felon – let alone one who might actually begin his term of office in the New York correctional facility in Sing Sing. Surely this was the end of his poll lead, they said.”

“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,” he stated. “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.”

“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.”

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