Why Boris likes Trump’s tweets

BRITAIN’S Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is a fan of US President Donald Trump’s habit of taking to Twitter in the middle of the night, describing the practice as “pretty refreshing”.

After delivering a wide-ranging speech in which he reminisced about how he forged a love for Stubbies shorts, Kylie Minogue and 80s band Men At Work during a year-long stay in Australia as a 19-year-old, Mr Johnson opened up about Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He told the crowd of political and business leaders at the Lowy Lecture in Sydney that Mr Trump’s often controversial pronouncements on Twitter – which this week included a tirade against his attorney-general and his plan to ban transgender people from the US military – weren’t necessarily bad.

“Actually, I think, sometimes firing off things, tweeting in the middle of the night exactly what you think can be pretty refreshing,” he said.

“It is not a universally held view, but sometimes it can be.”

Mr Johnson said …

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