Boris Johnson, the Trump-loving prime minister of the United Kingdom, has suffered a string of humiliating defeats in Parliament this week, as his efforts to secure a majority for his plan to leave the European Union without a trade agreement have all gone down in defeat.
Johnson’s losing streak continued on Thursday outside of Westminster, as he was heckled by multiple people during a trip to West Yorkshire for what was supposed to be the launch of a national campaign to recruit tens of thousands of new police officers.
BBC News videos show that Johnson was accosted on the street by one upset voter who chided the prime minister for not being in active negotiations with the European Union to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
“You should be in Brussels negotiating!” the man shouted at him.
“We have been negotiating,” Johnson replied.
“You are not!” the man shouted back. “You’re playing games!”
In another exchange, Johnson shook hands with a man who smiled at him, looked him in the eye and said, “Please leave my town.”
“I will very soon!” Johnson replied.
In addition to this, a police officer appears to have fainted while standing directly behind Johnson during his speech on police recruitment — and Johnson continued making his speech even after he noticed he fell.
Watch videos of Johnson’s bad day below.
— Olly Letwin 🚮 (@Oliver_Letwin) September 5, 2019
“You should be in Brussels negotiating!”
Boris Johnson floundering on the campaign trail when faced with the public pic.twitter.com/vfrjcHUMQ4
— dave M ❄️ 🥕 (@davemacladd) September 5, 2019
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) September 5, 2019
BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women
The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.
The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.
"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.
Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’
Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.
It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.
Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.
Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.
The photo shows Igor Fruman -- who, like Parnas, is under federal indictment -- sitting closely next to Rudy Giuliani and Parnas.
Haber said a source informed her that in the picture, Parnas can be seen wearing a "Presidential Service Badge," linking to the Wikipedia entry on the pin.
"The Presidential Service Badge (PSB) is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States," Wikipedia explained.