The Associated Press reports:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month.
The prime minister faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter what. “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” Johnson told the widely read tabloid, invoking the comic-book and film character known for formidable but destructive strength.
Johnson remains defiant even though Parliament has passed a law requiring him to seek an extension to the Oct. 31 deadline if no deal is reached by mid-October. He has also lost his working majority in Parliament and been told by Scotland’s highest court that his decision to suspend Parliament was illegal.
Boris Johnson comparing us to the Incredible Hulk seems sadly apt, especially the TV series. He was a tragic loner, left to follow a friendless path through the world, because of an experiment that went horribly wrong. pic.twitter.com/48FPAFXN0w
— The Media Tweets (@TheMediaTweets) September 15, 2019
— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) September 15, 2019
Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile. Is the EU supposed to be scared by this? The British public impressed? Is this Boris Johnson whistling in the dark? https://t.co/g6FwEQCTMG
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) September 15, 2019
“Boris, I know you think you’re the incredible hulk, but others don’t see the world in the same way. Once the medication gets to work, maybe you’ll think differently too. What do you say?” pic.twitter.com/u0SrKF3nZq
— Mike W 🔶️ #FPHD #FBLD #PECS (@mikew4EU) September 15, 2019
“The madder Hulk gets, the STRONGER Hulk gets!” 😂 Let’s hope Boris sticks to his pledge to break the manacles of Brussels like the Incredible Hulk on October 31 – we don’t remember the Hulk ever begging anyone for a worthless European treaty!
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) September 15, 2019