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Donald Trump calls him "Britain Trump" and now he's about to take office as the U.K.'s new prime minister amid turmoil over Brexit. The Washington Post's Brian Klaas and MSNBC National Security Analyst Jeremy Bash explain to Lawrence O'Donnell what that means for global politics going forward.
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62 Comments on "Russia And The New UK Prime Minister | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Boris was born in NY and was a US/UNITED KINGDOM citizen until he gave up US citizenship because he did not want to pay US taxes. Lucky us.

    • John Moseley | July 24, 2019 at 8:57 AM | Reply

      @Daemon Nine That’s totally inaccurate. Former PM Theresa May negotiated a Brexit deal with the EU. Among those who voted it down were the so-called hard Brexiters in her own party. If it hadn’t been for them, Brexit would have happened by now. They voted it down because they didn’t like the so-called backstop, which allowed a soft border on the Irish mainland, as required under international law. According to them this isn’t a hard enough Brexit. Yet in the run-up to the referendum, many of them, along with Nigel Farage, claimed they wanted, and campaigned for, a much softer Brexit that would have made the backstop unnecessary, a Brexit in which we remained in the European single market and customs union. It’s leaving these things that makes the backstop necessary and they are now adamant that we must leave them. Here’s the proof of what I’m talking about:

    • Daten Schutz | July 24, 2019 at 9:12 AM | Reply

      @Sara Pulford LOL. The sneeze – cold catchphrase is common here in Germany, too.
      And no. I think there are three dangers of a international recession.
      1. The dept of the country of America, specially by the tax reform.
      2. The dept of american households.
      3. A no deal Brexit.

    • Mary Matthews | July 24, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      @Jeff Okriya I THINK that’s sarcasm

    • Kermit T. Frog | July 24, 2019 at 12:13 PM | Reply

      @Judith Aldridge It was a bad joke.

  2. Please don’t compare American politics to other countries, yours is the most corrupt of any country right now.

  3. Of course, the vote included children because that is all the Conservative party consists of in the UK.
    By electing Boris Johnson, the UK Conservatives have just made UK the laughing stock in Europe in the same way as USA is the laughing stock in the world.
    Boris Johnson and the Conservatives fail to understand that EU will not negotiate any further deal with UK. The UK Conservatives can take the deal or get out without a deal. Why should EU care?
    UK can leave without a deal and then live through the consequences.
    Who cares about UK? They obviously still think that UK is an empire.

    • Aljoscha Long | July 24, 2019 at 6:51 AM | Reply

      @Cordelia Hamilton I guess he meant that mentally they’re like children

    • Judith Aldridge | July 24, 2019 at 7:27 AM | Reply

      Johnson will not last six months. He becomes Prime Minister today but if Labour push for a no convidence vote he will be gone before he even gets to move in to number 10. Right now Brexit is at best a 49% chance of happening. Remaining is at worst a 51% chance of happening. In the European elections the majority who voted, did so for a remain party. 35% voted for a Brexit supporting party. It was only the voters in England voted to leave. The North of Ireland, Scotland and Wales voted to remain. London overwhelmingly voted to remain.

    • Judith Aldridge | July 24, 2019 at 7:37 AM | Reply

      @Cordelia Hamilton That is frightening, I am well old enough to join the party.

  4. Jason Faulkner | July 24, 2019 at 12:54 AM | Reply

    One can only imagine what kompromat Russians loyal to Putin have on Boris.

  5. Really Brits? Really???😔
    So if we (America) start dropping nukes on ourselves, are you going to do the exact same thing too?

  6. So now Putin has a Russian puppet in the white house, and a Russian puppet at 10 Downing Street.

    • @Milán Molnár Hah… you think Russia has the biggest cyber warfare division in the world 🙂 What comic books have you been reading?

    • Blueberry Mustard | July 24, 2019 at 7:20 AM | Reply

      You Russian conspiracy freaks are so stupid. Just flat out DUMB!!

    • Silver Geordie | July 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM | Reply

      Everything in this report regarding the UK is utterly false, the UK economy is doing better than all predictions, Russia has zero involvement with the UK and even the mood of the UK is wrong, they targeted london to ask this question because it’s minority English but the general mood in the country is that we’re ectsatic that the tories finally chose someone who promises to keep their promise (though we are holding our breath on that). We do not vote for tyrants, we have no presidents here, we vote for party ideologies so even the start of this vile propaganda hit piece is totally misleading, the UK public have zero say as to who the leader of the party is unless you are a member of that party. All paid up members of the party have the option to vote for the parties leader, anyone can do it if they pay the membership fee but in the end the Prime Minister has little more power than any other MP and can be replaced by the party at any time.

  7. Polarbear 123 | July 24, 2019 at 1:16 AM | Reply

    Trump 2.0 with the bad hair and everything. 🤡🤡🤡🤡

    • The biggest difference between Donnie and Boris is their hair. Donnie’s ego requires him to invest considerable resources and ego in the appearance of his ridiculous hair, whereas Boris doesn’t mind his ridiculous hair and even seems to embrace is it. They both look like clowns. Donnie cares deeply. Boris doesn’t care at all. Their only similarity is that Putin selected them to destroy their countries.

    • catalinacurio | July 24, 2019 at 6:42 AM | Reply

      Boris Johnson accused: ‘you’re a nasty piece of work’ – video | Politics ……/boris-johnson-accused-nasty-vide…
      Video for boris nasty man interview▶ 1:45
      24 Mar 2013 – Uploaded by Guardian News
      Boris Johnson accused: ‘you’re a nasty piece of work’ – video … Eddie Mair, interviewing Boris Johnson on …

    • Polarbear 123 almost true, Boris for all his faults is an incredibly bright and well-read human being

    • Downright Dutch | July 24, 2019 at 8:38 AM | Reply

      Polarbear 123 Sure! The Enemies ‼️of the People, in USA (but also with love from) ❤️🇱🇺 Holland 1). Relativism —2). (false) Religion, —3). Inaccessible far-off LEFT Socialism, —4). Fake msm Media and —5). The Evil Ex-Elites of CIA and FBI (Brennan, Comey, Clapper, Hussein, Hillary, etc) ✝️🇺🇸

  8. Cole Chillen | July 24, 2019 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    This is the guy who’s going to deliver the brexit deal the UK wants. The same guy who walks out of the house with bedhead everyday?

  9. Cassie Miller | July 24, 2019 at 1:29 AM | Reply

    Boris Johnson, crazy hair like Trump! -is this a thing?

  10. Nick Robinson | July 24, 2019 at 1:36 AM | Reply

    Not a president. He can be removed far more easily than a president and he has way less power. Having said that it would be grim to be in the UK right now.

    • @iris weber Nah… you won’t dissolve the British Parliament 🙂 That would be basically reinstalling the rights of the Queen to govern the country. It is the Queen who invites the winning party after the appropriate majority to form a government. Even if they did start marching people to the train stations, they would only be exporting them out of the country. …and I don’t see that happening either.

    • manchesterutdfan66 | July 24, 2019 at 7:39 AM | Reply

      Quite the contrary its great here and we welcome Boris,We are hoping he is just like President Trump,Make England great again…long live the Uk long live the USA ..

    • @manchesterutdfan66 Ah wow… I haven’t heard a Brit speak that way about Britain in a long time! Good on ya!

  11. He has such a resemblance of Drumpf. SCARY

  12. Sherri Greeydelinarez | July 24, 2019 at 1:42 AM | Reply

    Stupid people a Trump Clone!!!You will regret it big time. Get the Prime minster Ballon Ready!

  13. Leslie Killam | July 24, 2019 at 1:44 AM | Reply

    Wow. If Boris is Britain’s Trump, they’ve got another thing coming because Trump is America’s Hitler.

    • Aljoscha Long | July 24, 2019 at 6:52 AM | Reply

      @chicawhappa You just explained the absolutely obvious to an obvious troll.

    • Judith Aldridge | July 24, 2019 at 7:50 AM | Reply

      @chicawhappa Under Trump the working/middle class voter is earning the same as they did in 1979. The Walton Family has more wealth than the poorest 50% of Americans. Buffet, Bezo and Gates also have more wealth than the poorest 50% of Americans. The Poorest 50% of Americans have less than 10% of the wealth in the country.

  14. Please don’t compare apples with oranges. Westminster parliamentary system can fire a PM as quickly as installing one, hence the abrupt departure of PM. Theresa May. (still PM until she submits her resignation to QE11.) Next election May 2022 and it can be sooner. I doubt if Boris will be PM by then.

  15. Looks like Putin is taking over the world without having to use military, just the ignorance of the countries he consumes.

  16. Martin Shillitoe | July 24, 2019 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    I live in the UK and yesterday there was long queues at currency exchange offices as people got their Euros and Dollars for summer holidays before the pound crashes with the news that Johnson is the new PM!! Wtf is happening in the world. First Trump and now Johnson?? 🤦‍♂️

  17. Hey UK…….you’re supposed to be the Sensible One in The Special Relationship?! Don’t go down our road.

  18. James Grantham | July 24, 2019 at 6:41 AM | Reply

    The US and GB have such a special relationship we have both decided to put idiots in the top job, like two women syncing their periods who live together.

  19. Thanks for finally saying clearly that the Russians did Brixit. I have not heard that from the media all this time.

  20. Gillian Cooper | July 24, 2019 at 8:43 AM | Reply

    I can’t believe we have Bojo the clown for PM. Did we not learn what happens you elect a bumbling, racists, elitist to power? Nicola sturgeon sign me up for Scottish independence ASAP.

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