Boris Johnson gets told by Fox News that he was ' made for television'

Written by David Singleton on 9 November 2017 in Diary

The presenter especially liked how the foreign secretary 'turned in the middle'.

As far as most UK journalists are concerned, Boris Johnson is still facing heavy pressure over his recent erroneous statement about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

The foreign secretary has been hit by cross-party calls to resign for a comment that could increase the jail sentence handed out to the British-Iranian citizen who has done nothing wrong.

As he arrived in Washington yesterday, a British correspondent from Sky News was on hand to ask: "Are you unsackable, foreign secretary?"

But when he appeared on Fox News, it was a rather different story.

After a chat about whether Donald Trump should be meeting Vladimir Putin, Johnson took the opportunity to wax lyrical about the president.

"The American President is just one of the huge, great global brands, and he is penetrating corners of the global consciousness that I think few other presidents have ever done," he enthused.

In response, the Fox News presenter did not hold back with the fullsome praise for the foreign secretary's media skills.

He gushed: "Boris you were made for television! I like the way you turned in the middle, thought about things, you are just a great guest. Thanks so much for joining us."




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