Whilst Johnson isn't truly cast in the Trumpian mould despite having that meeting with Bannon a while back- that is more Farage's claim to fame - I guess he is symptomatic of the on-going crisis in British politics ( or the British version of the on-going crisis in Western politics ) & the tortured efforts of the old-line political parties to either oppose, co-opt or pacify the "populist" anti-elite tide that is destabilising them atm. You may remember Johnson was on the verge of becoming PM after David Cameron did the sensibly dishonourable thing after Captaining the ship onto the rocks by jumping in the life-boat & rowing like hell in the other direction. There was a concerted "Stop Boris" effort to blow-up his leadership bid & the Conservative establishment put in Theresa May to manage Brexit entirely as a damage-limitation exercise. Her repeated failures, robot-like malfunctions & general abysmal performance has now triggered a whole new stage of the crisis. Johnson is the result. They are now at the end of the rope. What is most revealing about the state of desperation is that the MPs in Parliament selected him from the field of contenders given the many senior figures in the party who have always resisted & opposed his transparent ambition & more murky principles & character. Not even the Brexit supporters entirely trust him to follow through on his promises but something is afoot, in particular the shennaigans surrounding the removal of the British ambassador in Washington
82:28 is quite right :
Boris Johnson to meet Donald Trump three times in first 100 days in office as US president praises him https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/23/boris-johnson-meet-donald-trump-three-times-first-100-days-office/
With the British Embassy said to be ‘braced’ for a visit in August, it has not yet been decided whether Mr Johnson will meet the Commander-in-Chief at the White House, his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida or at one of Mr Trump’s golf resorts such as the Bedminster Club in New Jersey.
Two further bilateral meetings between the two world leaders are then expected at the G7 in Biarritz, France, at the end of August, followed by the UN General Assembly in New York in September. They will also expected to meet again at the 70th anniversary of the Nato summit in London in December.
The move, which would see Mr Johnson spend “quality time” with the President over the summer is designed not only to cement their relationship but also repair the damage of the Sir Kim Darroch affair before beginning to sketch out a post-Brexit trade deal.