Pro-Brexit Conservative leader Boris Johnson has won the leadership race to become New British Prime Minister. Johnson came out on top, beating out Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Johnson is set to officially take over on Wednesday from outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May who stepped down on June 7 after a turbulent three years.
The leadership race which has been ongoing since June 10 has seen Johnson as ‘the favourite’ to succeed May.
Twitter was quick to react as the news of Johnson taking the helm broke, with the new British PM shooting to the top of social networking site Twitter.
Many Twitter users have highlighted the similarity between Johnson and US President Donald Trump, by not only pointing out their leadership style but their similar appearance.
Trump, in turn, also took to Twitter to congratulate Johnson, saying that he will ”be great” in his new role of British Prime Minister.
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
— El Christo (@ElCorbynista) July 23, 2019
Many Twitter users referred to Johnson as not being ‘their Prime Minister,’ the same sentiment of many Americans who refer to Trump as ‘not their President.’
Boris Johnson 10 years ago….. oh how we laughed….. seriously Prime Minister! We are all living in some totally fucked up twilight zone, satire died today reality is now more ridiculous #NextPrimeMinister #NotMyPM pic.twitter.com/8GIgJQhS31
— Charlie Hayes (@oxfcharlie) July 23, 2019
Brits: At least we don’t have Donald Trump
— Nicolas ????? (@nicokont) July 23, 2019
— ε??ι?ε (@elok92z) July 23, 2019
Actual footage of Boris Johnson representing the UK as prime minister pic.twitter.com/JEjOup0P4O
— Gee ?? (@GeeNelly) July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson looks like a British comedian you’ve never heard of, but then suddenly has eight Netflix specials and roles in every Dreamworks film pic.twitter.com/0CieLvDM0a
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) July 23, 2019
— HappyToast ? (@IamHappyToast) July 23, 2019
the UK laughing at the US for electing Trump and then going ahead and electing Boris Johnson (British Trump): pic.twitter.com/WutcfeKyWV
— Commander Slay (@natayiu) July 23, 2019
Wait a minute… All these years the UK watched what a mess the US becomes with Trump in charge, and now Boris Johnson is #NextPrimeMinister? WHAT?
Boris Johnson is British Trump!
Welcome to the club ?? pic.twitter.com/k1SZDkodiK
— Tim Wong (@timmWongg) July 23, 2019
I thought FOR SURE, after watching our shit show over here in America, our friends in the UK would NEVER elect trump lookalike Boris Johnson as its #NextPrimeMinister.
I thought wrong. pic.twitter.com/Eg3tZGXBmW
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 23, 2019
— Kingston (@BlessJunior_1) July 23, 2019