By Jack Walters
Published: 03/05/2023- 18:30
Updated: 03/05/2023- 22:37
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Boris Johnson underwent a dramatic “change” in Number 10 as the “far-left” Establishment took control, ex-President Donald has claimed
Trump expressed his concerns about Johnson’s premiership during a world exclusive interview with ex-Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on GB News.
The 76-year-old, who worked with Johnson during the latter’s stint as both Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, said: “I liked him so much, I still like him, but he really went a little bit on the liberal side.
“He all of a sudden became an environmentalist and I’m talking about probably in a negative way, too much.
The former US President also described Boris Johnson as a 'friend' but warned the ex-Prime Minister became too liberal after entering Downing Street
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“Look, we all want to protect the environment. Nobody does more than I do, I do a lot of jobs.
“Look at this, this was done environmentally so, incredible, Turnberry, Aberdeen.
“But something happened, he changed. And a wonderful guy, he’s a friend of mine.”
Johnson, who left Downing Street last September following a Cabinet cabal in the summer, mounted a short-lived bid to return as Prime Minister after Liz Truss was ousted from power.
The former Prime Minister ultimately dropped out of the race, leaving ex-Chancellor Rishi Sunak clear to snatch the Conservative Party crown.
There has been speculation that Johnson could plot a Churchill-style comeback if the Tory Party continues to flounder in the polls.
But Trump, who is running to become just the second Commander-in-Chief to serve for two non-consecutive terms in the White House, appeared hesitant about whether Johnson could return to Number 10.
He said: “I don’t know whether or not he will be able to make a comeback, it’ll be interesting to see, maybe he will, maybe he won’t.”
Donald Trump expressed his concerns about Boris Johnson’s premiership during a world exclusive interview with ex-Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on GB News
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Support for the Conservative Party has plummeted since Johnson’s victory in the 2019 General Election, with partygate, the cost-of-living crisis and Truss’ mini-budget all taking its toll.
Opinion polls now suggest Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer could enter Number 10, with the Tory Party trailing by around 15 per cent.
Farage quizzed Trump on why he thought Labour had opened up such a significant lead over the Conservative Party.
Trump said: “No reason to think that if you stayed conservative but they really weren’t staying conservative.
“They [the Tories] were literally going far-left, it never made sense.
The former US President also described Boris Johnson as a “friend” but warned the ex-Prime Minister became too liberal after entering Downing Street
“I’m saying this as an outsider, but an outsider looking in, they were going far-left.
“What were they doing? And now maybe Labour’s in the lead, maybe they’re not, I don’t know who is in the lead, but I can tell you they were not conservative policies in the end.”
When asked about how Sunak was doing since entering Number 10 last autumn, the former President added: “I don’t know him but he seems to be working hard and doing a good job.”
Trump’s comments come just hours before Sunak faces his first electoral test as Tory leader in tomorrow’s local elections.
Watch the full world exclusive interview with Donald Trump at 7pm on GB News and gbnews.com.