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Trump thanks Boris Johnson for slamming his ‘hit job’ conviction

But Johnson, who was ousted from office in 2022 by his own party after a string of scandals, said the American people had already concluded that the case was “by and large, a load of stunted-up old nonsense.”

“The vast mass of American voters could see what I believe was really happening: that the liberal elites were just appalled at Trump’s continuing popularity and his ability to connect with voters — and they were using anything they could find to derail his campaign,” Johnson wrote in the Daily Mail.

Johnson added: “If you look dispassionately at his time in office, both on the domestic and international front, it was far more successful than his Left-wing critics allow. They should not be using legal tricks like this to prevent him from receiving the judgment that really matters — the verdict of the people.”

Trump’s opponents had, Johnson argued, only “helped to make his victory more likely, not less” in November’s U.S. presidential election.

“Thank you to Boris Johnson!” Trump posted Sunday night, as he shared chunks of the Johnson op-ed on his social network.

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Other senior British politicians have studiously avoided making remarks on Trump’s historic conviction.