CNN’s Jake Tapper was interviewing United Kingdon Prime Minister Boris Johnson and it went up in smoke.
“When I talk to friends in Canada, the U.K., Australia and elsewhere, people express concern about the United States in terms of our ability and our institutions to thrive and continue after what happened with the election of 2020. They worry that democracy is on life support in the United States,” Tapper said.
Tapper then asked if he was worried about American democracy.
“Noooo,” Johnson replied, cutting Tapper off mid-question. “I want to say to the people of the United States, I’m not. Let’s get back to what I’ve been trying to say to you throughout this interview. I think that reports of the death of democracy in the United States are grossly, grossly exaggerated.”
Johnson declared that America is still the “shining city on a hill” and “the greatest global guarantor” of democracy and freedom.
“Yeah, there were some weird and kind of unattractive scenes back in the–,” Boris said as he was interrupted by Tapper.
“People died,” Tapper said. “It was pretty serious.”
June 27, 2022