Boris Johnson's long record of insults, gaffes

Johnson responded by calling Trump ill-informed and said: "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of NY is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump".

The White House officially welcomed the appointment but a meeting with Obama could be awkward, considering Johnson described the president in a recent newspaper article as "part-Kenyan" and biased against Britain because of an "ancestral dislike of the British empire".

BORIS JOHNSON brushed off global mockery over his promotion to Foreign Secretary yesterday - as gobsmacked world leaders branded it a joke.

Europe has reacted furiously to Boris Johnson's appointment as the UK's foreign secretary, with the French and German foreign ministers respectively calling him "a liar with his back to the wall" and someone whose behaviour has been "outrageous".

Gone were Cameron allies including ex-Treasury chief George Osborne, Cameron's friend and neighbor and like him the product of an elite private school.

Veteran right-wingers David Davis and Liam Fox - both ardent campaigners for Brexit - have been named, respectively, as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and head of a new worldwide trade department, key positions in the arduous negotiations ahead.

"Boris Johnson as our Foreign Secretary?".

Johnson's own influence in the Brexit process may be limited however as she has named leading Conservative eurosceptic David Davis as a special minister for Brexit.

Johnson campaigned successfully for Britons to vote to leave the European Union last month.

Gaffe-proneJohnson's appointment to high office was earned despite a number of gaffes involving foreign countries.

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In 2003, Johnson called Bush " "a cross-eyed Texan warmonger, unelected, inarticulate, who [epitomizes] the arrogance of American foreign policy" in an unsigned editorial in the Spectator", according to Slate.

Palestinian officials accused him of adopting a "misinformed and disrespectful" pro-Israel stance and said he risked creating protests if he visited the West Bank, although Johnson claimed his comments were "very much whipped up" on social media. Politically, it's a great move for the new resident of 10 Downing Street, Graham says. She will also attempt to unite her divided Conservative party and a fractured nation in which many, on the evidence of the vote, feel angry with the political elite and left behind by the forces of globalization. Theresa May herself didn't support Brexit and so she's building a coalition.

France Inter referred to the former journalist as "the giant with the mop of hair", adding that he was "known for his blunders" and has always "preferred to sacrifice diplomacy for the sake of a good turn of phrase", noting his comparison between the European Union and the Nazi party during the referendum campaign.

But he was undercut by key ally (and campaign manager) Michael Gove, who pronounced Johnson unfit to serve and ran (with no success whatsoever) for party leader himself.

The Camerons swapped residencies with the Osbornes due to their larger family.

A host of junior ministers now wait to find out their future in the new government in the coming days.

But it nevertheless came as a big shock in Westminster that the man in charge of the economy for the last six years wasn't even offered a role in the new-look government.

May took over Wednesday after David Cameron stepped down as premier in the wake of the June 23 vote, which sent shockwaves around the world and sparked fears of an economic downturn as Britain potentially faces exclusion from its biggest market. It's over, " she wrote on Twitter.

May, 59 assumed office after an audience with Queen Elizabeth and drove straight to her new home of 10 Downing Street, vacated hours earlier by David Cameron, whose resignation after the vote to leave the European Union brought her to power.

She said she was determined to listen "not to the mighty" but to the members of society who were struggling and disadvantaged.

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