British Foreign Secretary Johnson blusters past gaffes

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reacts as US Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) speaks during their joint press conference following their meeting inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in central London on July 19, 2016Britain’s new foreign minister Boris Johnson resorted to Latin on Tuesday as he attempted to bluster his way past questions about his history of undiplomatic language. Appearing in London with his US counterpart John Kerry to reaffirm the value of the trans-Atlantic “special relationship” in the wake of the Brexit vote, Johnson faced tough questioning. Why had he dismissed US President Barack Obama’s concerns about Britain’s EU membership referendum as the prejudices of a “half-Kenyan” anti-imperialist?

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