Europe stunned as 'King of the Blunder' Boris Johnson becomes FM

Newly-appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street in central LondonEurope’s media reacted with incredulity, sarcasm and sometimes dismay Thursday to the news that top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson is Britain’s new foreign secretary. In a shock move, new Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday appointed the eccentric former London mayor, known for his political antics and gaffe-prone style, as the top diplomat to lead the country out of the EU. Germany’s Die Welt said many initially thought the “bombshell” appointment was a joke, recalling that Johnson has compared the EU to Adolf Hitler and likened Hillary Clinton to “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital”.

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