How can Boris Johnson survive a presidential visit that promises chaos?

Just one rogue tweet mentioning chlorinated chicken or NHS contracts could upend the PM’s plans It is the last thing Boris Johnson needs. Ten days out from a general election, with the polls narrowing and a serious terrorist incident to deal with, tonight the political tornado that is Donald Trump will barrel into town for Tuesday’s…

Just one rogue tweet mentioning chlorinated chicken or NHS contracts could upend the PM’s plans

It is the last thing Boris Johnson needs. Ten days out from a general election, with the polls narrowing and a serious terrorist incident to deal with, tonight the political tornado that is Donald Trump will barrel into town for Tuesday’s Nato Summit

So far, the Prime Minister’s approach to this whirlwind has been to play ostrich and pray for minimal devastation. There are no press conferences planned, perhaps no one-on-one meeting, an occurrence thought unique in the long history of Anglo-American diplomacy. Mr Johnson is even rumoured to have requested the President avoid openly endorsing him,…

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