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Boris Johnson supplied a compelling case for optimism relating to the potential re-election of Donald Trump, regardless of considerations surrounding US help for Ukraine.

“I don’t think any US president, let alone a president who wants to make America great again, is going to want to kick off by basically losing, allowing the West to be humiliated by Vladimir Putin,” Johnson informed CTV Question Period.

Johnson’s endorsement of Trump, the frontrunner within the Republican presidential nominee race, comes amidst a impasse within the US Congress over a proposed US$60 billion help bundle for Ukraine.

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson has shunned scheduling a vote on the invoice, as many conservative Republicans, together with Trump, are hesitant to offer extra help until it’s structured as a mortgage. There can also be a push to tie the funding to numerous border safety measures in an effort to sway Republican members in opposition to sending extra monetary help to Ukraine.

While acknowledging considerations about waning help, Johnson expressed confidence that Congress will in the end approve the help bundle.

“This is a matter for the US Congress. It’s a matter for them, but my impression is that there’s a lot of support now in the Republican Party for treating this as the supplemental, the $60 billion, which is very important for Ukraine, treating that as a loan,” Johnson defined.

Despite his unwavering help for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion in February 2022, Johnson has additionally proven solidarity with Trump. In a January op-ed for the Daily Mail, Johnson floated the concept that a “Trump presidency could be just what the world needs.”

When pressed by the reporter on reconciling his backing for Ukraine with Trump’s stance on the nation, Johnson pointed to Trump’s previous actions in Iran and Syria.

“You look at Iran. The activities, the often-malign activities or destabilising activities of Iran in the Middle East. Nobody much did anything until suddenly Donald Trump, January 2020, as far as I can remember, he takes out Qasem Soleimani, the head of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps). Look at what he did with Syria,” Johnson highlighted.

Despite acknowledging the scrutiny in opposition to Trump, Johnson careworn the significance of contemplating Trump’s historical past and achievements.

“Of course, we’ve all got to be anxious about the situation. Of course, we’ve got to work and work and work to persuade our friends that it’s the right thing to do. But I think if you look at the facts, if you look at the history of what he’s done in the past, there are reasons for optimism,” Johnson concluded.

Johnson stays optimistic about Ukraine’s prospects within the ongoing battle however insists that extra help from the US is crucial.

“The story of the war over the last two years has been that every time we think we’ve given them enough, it’s proved incorrect. We need to keep giving more,” Johnson careworn.