In a television interview (clip above), the presenter pointedly asked, “Can you look me in the eye and tell me you’ve never lied in your political career?”
“Absolutely not, absolutely not,” Johnson replied. “I have never tried to deceive the public and I’ve always tried to be absolutely frank.”
Upon being pressed further, he goes on to say that he may have “got things wrong” or been “mistaken.”
Social media users have been quick to point out that Boris Johnson has lost employment positions several times for fabrications, and that the British public apparently has a hard time trusting him.
Here are some of the responses.