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‘Dear UK, hang in there’: Americans tweet condolences to Britons after Johnson victory

‘Dear UK, hang in there’: Americans tweet condolences to Britons after Johnson victory
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By Cristina Abellan Matamoros
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Some US citizens tweeted their condolences and messages of support after Boris Johnson's victory on Monday.

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In the spirit of brotherhood, many US citizens took to Twitter to offer their sympathy to Britons for having Boris Johnson as their new prime minister.

Johnson who won by a significant majority vote from the British Conservative party remains a controversial figure for many.

Some see similarities between US President Donald Trump and Johnson including their disregard for "rules", their confidence, and their signature strawberry blonde hair.

After Johnson's victory was announced, Trump even said the British were calling the new prime minister "Britain's Trump".

"People are saying that's a good thing, that they like me over there. That's what they wanted. That’s what they need," Trump, 73, told a political youth group.

Some also noted that like Johnson, Trump did not win the majority vote in the 2016 US elections (he instead received the most votes from the electoral college).

Other sent a message of resistance to the Britons

Or said they empathised about how they felt about their new leader

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