Many are saying that Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party’s landslide win over the Labour Party in this month’s UK election could be a sign of things to come in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. I don’t doubt that if Trump escapes impeachment as expected, he has a really good shot of winning re-election in 2020. That said, I’m not sure if we can say that what happened in the UK gives us any sort of indication of what will happen in the 2020 U.S. election because it’s a different country. I get Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are similar in that they are both populist conservative candidates who have beaten the odds to gain power. But I’m not necessarily sold on the concept that there is any correlation between Johnson staying in power and Trump getting re-elected.
While Britain appears to be in more of a mess due to this whole Brexit thing, it seems to me like more Americans are upset with Trump. In part because Trump acts even more erratic and unpredictable. Thus, I am more inclined to believe that Trump isn’t viewed in the United States the same way Boris Johnson is viewed in the UK. They’re viewed in a similar light, but I don’t get the vibe Britain is as afraid of Johnson as some Americans are of Trump. Thoughts? Am I missing anything?