Earlier this week, prior to Donald Trump's first visit to the UK since becoming President of the United States, it was mooted that he would like to meet his "friend" Boris Johnson. Indeed the US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, said:
Boris Johnson has been a friend of the President"
Trump himself has said that Johnson would:
make a great Prime Minister"
All of which makes you wonder if they know what Johnson has said about Trump in the past.
In 2015, during his campaign to become the Republican Presidential candidate, Trump claimed that there were no go areas in London, where even police were too scared to go. He had been talking about banning Muslims from America when he said:
We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives. We have to be very smart and very vigilant"
To which Johnson replied:
I think Donald Trump is clearly out of his mind if he thinks that's a sensible way to proceed, to ban people going to the United States in that way, or to any country. What he's doing is playing the game of the terrorists and those who seek to divide us. That's exactly the kind of reaction they hope to produce.
He went on to say:
Crime has been falling steadily both in London and in New York - and the only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”
Surely Trump and Woody Johnson know this? If they don't, should we tell them? Should we warn them of his hypocrisy, duplicity and disloyalty? That the only person to whom Boris Johnson is a friend, is himself? Because, as Theresa May has found out, with friends like Johnson who needs enemies? Or would it be much more fun to let them find out for themselves?