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Boris Johnson condemns CNN's argument that American democracy is dying: "significantly exaggerated"

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused CNN's Jake Tapper in his "State of the Union address" on Sunday.

In an interview centered around the G7 Summit, Tapper talks about former President Donald Trump's unfounded stolen 2020 election claim and the subsequent January 6 riots in the Capitol. Mentioned.

"When talking to friends in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, etc., people are prospering and continuing after what happened in theelections with respect to our ability and our institutions to the United States.They are worried that democracy is in the life-support of the United States. "

Then he asked Johnson if he was worried about the state of democracy in America.

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In this image provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, shake hands during their walk in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 9, 2022. 

In this image provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the left and the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Shaking hands while walking. Downtown Kiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 9, 2022.  (Ukrainian Presidential Press via AP, file)

"Noooo" Johnson replied, cutting off the tapper in the middle of the question. "I would like to tell the American people, but not. Let's go back to what I was trying to tell you through this interview. Here are the reports of democratic death in the United States: terrible, It is terribly exaggerated. "

Johnson further described America as a" shining city on a hill "and a" greatest global guarantor of democracy and freedom. " British leaders also briefly hinted at the 2020 elections, and Tapper put pressure on him again. 

"I think the mere fact that Joe Biden stepped up to the plate in his way shows that America's instinct is still in a very right place," Johnson said. Continued. "Yes, there were some strange and unattractive scenes in it-"

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In this photo issued by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

In this photo, published by the British Parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak in a question from the Prime Minister at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.(Jessica Taylor via AP / British Parliament)

"People are dead," Tapper said. "It was pretty serious."

"It was pretty weird," Johnson replied. 

"Better than strange, that is-" The tapper chimed. 

"It was pretty weird," Johnson repeated. "It was pretty weird from the outside, but I don't think American democracy is under serious threat. It's far from that."


Jake Tapper of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper speaks onstage during the WarnerMedia Upfront 2019 show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 15, 2019 in New York City. 

CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper's Jake Tapper will be speaking on stage at the Warner Media Upfront 2019 show at The Theater. Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 15, 2019.  ( (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images from WarnerMedia))

Immediately after the 2021 parliamentary riots, Johnson Reacted to. The Twitter situation called it a "shameful scene" and added that the existence of a "peaceful and orderly" transfer of power was essential.

Just a few weeks ago, Johnson may have been expelled from the office because he survived thedistrust resolution.

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