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How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press?
This amazing transformation from bad joke to good bloke is largely about the newspapers' domestic political agenda and can be traced to Boris Johnson's claim five weeks ago that Trump could handle Brexit better than May. The leave-supporting press thought Boris was on to something and piled in behind him. In effect, they agreed that we shouldn't continue with all this time-consuming negotiating business. Let's just leave and be done with it.

Bashing Merkel and May fits the pro-Brexit bill, as does backing Boris. So, having conquered their initial distaste for Trump's vulgarity and wilfully turning a blind eye to his sexual peccadilloes, Brexiter editors decided they liked his brand of politics. Not only that, they also found much to admire about his blunt political modus operandi: tweet first and think later.

by Bernard on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 at 02:19:32 PM EST

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