Trevor Noah, 38, had a field day poking fun at the farewell speech given by the U.K. Prime Minister, who stepped down from his post earlier in the month following resignations from several members of the Parliament, including two of his top officials.
Boris Johnson Picked A Cue From 'The Terminator'
Tendering his farewell speech to members of the Parliament, Johnson gave some rather confusing advice to the next Prime Minister before concluding his speech with “Hasta la vista, baby!”
“This is the land of Shakespeare and Jane Austen and the quote Boris chose was from ‘The Terminator’?” Trevor said after having a good laugh at the Prime Minister's speech.
The Prime Minister's Epic Speech
The Wrap reports that the end of the speech was not the only part the late-night host found eye-raising. In fact, he had some questions about the entire monologue.
“Normally, when you’re giving a speech, especially about resigning or being fired, surely you want to make people regret it,” he said. “Like when you give the speech, you want people to go, ‘Ah man, have we made the wrong choice?’”
Noah compared Johnson's speech to that of former President Barack Obama, maintaining that “even racists in America were like, ‘Maybe he was one of the good ones.'” Johnson's however was different. “This guy gives a speech and you’re like, ‘How did he get the job? Did he win a contest or something?'” he quipped.
Speculations On Johnson's Resignation
A former Conservative Party treasurer, who was campaigning to keep the Prime Minister in office claimed that Johnson “does not want to resign.” Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch told The Telegraph that the Prime Minister told him that he “wants to fight the next general election as leader of the party.”
He said they both discussed the “bring back Boris” campaign calling for a vote among Tory grassroots to confirm whether they accept his resignation.
In seven days, more than 10,000 party members have supported the campaign for a poll.
However, Lord Cruddas' claims were denied by a senior Conservative source, who said, “The PM does not support this campaign and respects the process of the leadership election. He does not support any campaign to put him on the leadership ballot and will back whoever is the next leader.”
However, Lord Cruddas claimed that Johnson had told him he was “enjoying following” his petition and “rooting for your campaign to succeed.” He claimed that Johnson personally invited him to lunch last Friday where he thanked him for the campaign.
Responding to Lord Cruddas’s comments, a Number 10 spokesman said, “The Prime Minister has resigned as party leader and set out his intention to stand down as PM when the new leader is in place."