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Boris Johnson: International man of insult

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>> The man of the world, Britain's newly appointed foreign secretary Boris Johnson, is no stranger to foreign cultures, but the globe trotting chief Brexiteer is not known for his light feet. Many of his diplomatic missions have offended or hurt, even physically. Let's see, there was the time Boris visited Beijing in 2008, gloriously raising the Olympic flag, then reminding his Chinese hosts that their favorite national sport was actually British.
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>> I say to the world, ping-pong is coming home.>> And then there's Israel in the Palestinian territories. Johnson giving a speech in Tel Aviv, calling the trade boycott to Israel the work of, quote, corduroy-jacketed, snaggle-toothed, lefty academics. So much for making friends and not alienating people. But Bo-Jo is perhaps at his best, or worst, when writing for his column in the Telegraph newspaper.
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His best off includes comparing Hillary Clinton to a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.>> To hear from Barack Obama->> He also offended the US Commander in Chief, calling President Obama part Kenyan. Which according to Johnson, would explain his quote, ancestral dislike of the British empire.>> Urged by the United States.
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>> Then he got first prize in an online contest for who could craft the rudest poem about the Turkish president. The verses, which are too rude to read out in full, include Tayyip Erdogan, sex, and a goat. As for physical abuse, Johnson chooses his targets carefully. He is seen ferociously knocking down a ten year old boy during a friendly rugby match on a visit to Japan.
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Toki Sakaguchi, captured falling in pure agony. He did get an apology though, sort of. So perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that when the world heard about Britain's new foreign diplomat, the world thought it was a joke.