'Pudgy white guys with crazy hair' Donald Trump and Boris Johnson bonded over kangaroos and gall bladders: new book
President Donald J. Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continue to talk at the conclusion of their working breakfast meeting Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at Hotel du Palais Biarritz in Biarritz, France, site of the G7 Summit. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

Former president Donald Trump found a soulmate in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was "one of the few European leaders (he) seemed to tolerate," according to former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

"Conversations between those two, both pudgy white guys with crazy hair, redefined the word random," Grisham writes in her new book, "I'll Take Your Questions Now," according to a report from the Guardian.

"Johnson once told us over breakfast that Australia was 'the most deadly country – spiders, snakes, crocodiles and kangaroos,'" Grisham writes. "Then they discussed how powerful kangaroos were at considerable length."

They also discussed "some political figure who'd just had surgery, which they thought had involved the removal of a gallbladder," Grisham writes.

"'Can you put a new gallbladder in?' Johnson asked, chomping away on scrambled eggs and sausage. 'I don't know what a gallbladder does,'" Grisham writes.

"'It has something to do with alcohol,' Trump replied," according to Grisham.

While he bonded with Johnson, Trump was "not a big fan of European leaders in general," Grisham writes, including French President Emmanuel Macron.

"He's a wuss guy. He's all of a hundred twenty pounds of fury," Trump once "scoffed" about Macron, whom Grisham notes is "a trim, soft-spoken man."

She also reports that during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Trump "asked, out of the blue, 'Have any of you guys ever seen Midnight Express?'"

"Made in 1978, the film portrays a young American imprisoned in Turkey and subjected to beatings and sexual assault. Its screenwriter, Oliver Stone, has apologized for its depiction of Turks and Turkey," the Guardian reports.

"That's a dark movie for you guys," Trump reportedly said.

"There was little reaction from the delegation," Grisham writes, "maybe a few polite chuckles, before the conversation moved on, as if the president of the United States hadn't just blurted that out."

Grisham also writes that Trump told Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, that "India reminded him of California with all of the homelessness."

The Guardian notes that Grisham's "memoir contains striking descriptions of Trump's often unusual interactions with other world leaders and his opinions of them."

"Even though Trump regularly stunned foreign – and domestic – audiences with his behaviour abroad, scenes revealed by Grisham are still likely to raise eyebrows," according to the Guardian.

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