WATCH: Boris Johnson's super-awkward US press conference

2016-07-20 11:40

In his first press conference as UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry, was grilled by American journalists on his “outright lies” and previous insults about world leaders.

The press conference, which took place alongside his American counterpart at the Foreign Office, took an uncomfortable turn when AP journalist Brad Klapper asked him a lengthy question about his remarks on President Obama’s “Kenyan heritage” and his likening of Hillary Clinton to “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital”.

Johnson was grilled over his previous remarks, with one member US press accusing him of having “an unusually long history of wild exaggerations and frankly outright lies”, which produced a wincing reaction from Kerry.

Watch the awkward interaction below:

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