In a recent interview, former prime minister of the UK Boris Johnson stated he “won’t rule out” a potential US Presidency run.
Johnson could do it to considering he was born in the state of New York.
A reporter for the Spectator asked Johnson “if he wanted to move from 10 Downing Street to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Johnson.”
Johnson would reply “I won’t rule it out”.
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Could Boris Johnson run to be the next US President?
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The Spectator added these details:
he 2024 race for the White House is on. Donald Trump is in, Nikki Haley is getting ready, Joe Biden is preparing to fend off intra-party foes – and now, Steerpike has learned of another possible entrant: former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
One of Steerpike’s Spectator colleagues in America caught up with the ex-PM at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC. When asked if he wanted to move from 10 Downing Street to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Johnson told the Cockburn gossip column: ‘I don’t rule it out.’
Johnson, who is visiting the US to push for additional aid to Ukraine, did not specify whether he would run as a Republican or Democrat. He did bump into Cockburn at a famous Republican haunt, but the cause he’s championing is one supported by members of both parties.
Before leaving Downing Street last September, Johnson was a staunch supporter of Ukraine. He visited Kyiv in the opening months of the war, and Britain provided about £2 billion of aid under his leadership. Ukrainians, in their gratitude, have named everything from cakes to streets after him. He has even been awarded Ukraine’s Order of Liberty – the highest honour the country provides to foreigners.
It remains to be seen how possible – or serious – Johnson’s presidential aspirations are. The former Spectator editor renounced his American citizenship in 2016, in part to ‘ensure he is out of reach of America’s Internal Revenue Service,’ the Guardian reported. He was, however, born in New York City and so might be able to reapply.
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Johnson was born in new York City but renounced his US citizenship due to tax issues.
He could technically still reapply for his citizenship.
Newsweek added more to the story:
oris Johnson, Britain’s newly-crowned prime minister of the U.K., was born in New York City and only recently relinquished his American passport when the Internal Revenue Service chased him for unpaid taxes.
Johnson, 55, triumphed in the Conservative Party leadership contest against Jeremy Hunt, 52, the current British foreign secretary. It was a race to replace the incumbent Theresa May, who announced in May her resignation as prime minister.
May’s repeated failure to pass her controversial Brexit deal through parliament ended her unpopular premiership as she lost her party’s support. Johnson, a prominent supporter of Brexit, promises Britain will leave the European Union, deal or no deal, by Halloween.
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