'Dear UK' Trends as Americans Sympathize With Election of 'British Trump' Boris Johnson: 'We'll Get Through This Nightmare Together'

As Boris Johnson, best known in the U.S. as the "British Trump," was pronounced Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday, President Donald Trump rushed to congratulate his latest ally, offering a message of support.

"He will be great!" the U.S. leader proclaimed of his British counterpart, who saw a landslide victory over Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt in the race to become the Conservative Party's new leader.

While Trump was busy congratulating Johnson, however, Americans took to Twitter for an entirely different reason: to offer messages of support and solidarity to Britons, vowing to "get through this nightmare together," as one social media user, Darwin Lesh, put it.

Under the hashtag "Dear UK," Americans flooded Twitter with their condolences, with writer Laura Anne Gilman writing, "Dear UK friends: Our sympathies, even as we share your deep and abiding horror."

"Dear UK, We get it: a fraction of your country's population, not representative of the country as a whole, gave you moron Boris Johnson, aka British Trump," another social media user said. "We share your dismay. We'll get through this together, if these wankers don't destroy our countries."

Another user, Helene, writing: "Welcome to the club my dear UK friends. We can watch the dumpster fire together."

"Dear UK people," another message from user Willie Allen, read, "accept my condolences and welcome to the club of countries with racist and misogynist leaders!"

Dear UK people, accept my condolences and welcome to the club of countries with racist and misogynist leaders! #BorisJohnson pic.twitter.com/LbAJ7aXmey

— Willie Allen (@WonderWilliee) July 23, 2019

Dear UK,
We feel for you.
America pic.twitter.com/zMf7SczMnm

— Peter Michael Marino (@blackoutpete) July 23, 2019

Dear UK,

We see you.

In solidarity,

The United States pic.twitter.com/4edonnlmbr

— Jackie VOTE EARLY Oh (@always_persist) July 23, 2019

For the uninitiated, Johnson, formerly the mayor of London-turned member of Parliament, has earned a reputation as a divisive figure in British politics, with the Conservative having campaigned strongly to leave the European Union during the 2016 referendum. He has vowed to deliver the now twice-delayed Brexit by October 31, with or without a deal.

Much like Trump, Johnson, a former journalist, has been accused of racism and has repeatedly been criticized for making numerous offensive remarks.

In one such case, the British politician referred to homosexual men as "tank-topped bumboys," while in another, he described Commonwealth Africans as "flag-waving piccannines" with "watermelon smiles" in a satirical piece about former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

While Johnson had also criticized Trump in the past, accusing him of being "out of his mind" and being "unfit" for high office back when the U.S. leader was running for president, the pair have since developed something of a bond after Johnson became Britain's foreign secretary in 2016, a role which he eventually resigned from over former Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit.

In addition to offering Britons words of support, at least one American also offered British voters a plan to escape their respective administrations: "Dear UK-want to split a U-haul with us and move to Canada?" before signing, "Sincerely, America."

President Donald Trump and then British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shake hands with Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 18, 2017 in New York City. Trump congratulated Johnson on becoming Britain's new Prime Minister. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty