And we thought Theresa May was bad at answering questions.
Long-hidden Boris Johnson finally emerged from his bunker today – and he was even worse.
The frontrunner to be the next Prime Minister gave a policy-free but rhetoric-rich Tory leadership launch speech vowing sunlit uplands and a better future.
Then he took just six questions from the media and bluffed, joked and obsfuscated his way around them for an astonishing 20 minutes.
Furious journalists shouted at him at the end as he left the stage to the cry of: "What are you afraid of?"
His backers gave journalists the Trump treatment, booing Sky News journalist Beth Rigby when she said he "brought shame" on his party.
And perhaps learning from the US President, Boris was careful to make the campaign all about himself.
He made no mention of his pledges to spend a measly £50m on schools and massively cut tax for people earning over £50,000 a year.
And instead of talking about the Tories or the country, his backdrop was a simple message: "Back Boris".
Here are the questions he failed to answer.
Will you resign if you break your Brexit vow?
Boris Johnson has promised to leave the EU on October 31 – deal or no deal.
But he REFUSED to say he'll resign if he breaks that pledge.
That'll raise fears among Brexiteers that Mr Johnson, who's already trying to face both ways on No Deal, is just saying whatever he needs to get elected.
Tellingly he faced both ways in his speech, claiming at once that No Deal Brexit was a "vital tool for negotiation" – yet he was "not aiming for" it.
And with MPs set to block No Deal through Parliament, and EU chiefs insisting they're not going to simply renegotiate, he could be forced to go back on his word.
Mr Johnson dodged the question by waffling – even bizarrely carping on about German lessons in schools.
He said: "I understand, of course I understand colleagues in Parliament have very strong views.
"But our job is to engage with everybody and just point out the real existential threat that I now think faces both parties if we fail to get this thing done.
"And I think that in the end maturity and a sense of duty will prevail.
"It will be very difficult in the end for colleagues in Parliament to obstruct the will of the people and to block Brexit.
"They (the public) returned a very clear answer by a substantial majority.
"I think if we now block it collectively as parliamentarians we will reap the whirlwind and we will face mortal retribution from the electorate."
Mr Johnson added: "I am not going to pretend to you now that everything will be plain sailing.
"There will be difficulties and there will be bumps in the road, but my team will hit the ground running.
"A sensible, orderly Brexit that allows this country to flourish as a great, independent nation."
Did you snort cocaine?
Mr Johnson would not deny whether he snorted cocaine aged 19 after he gave conflicting accounts about the incident.
He said: "I think the account of this event when I was 19 has appeared many, many times.
"I think what most people in this country want us to really focus on in this campaign, if I may say so, is what we can do for them and what our plans are for this great country of ours."
Have you brought shame on the Tories?
He was told by a journalist he'd "brought shame on your party" by branding veiled Muslim women letterboxes and bank robbers – to boos from his backers.
Shamefully the self-indulgent Tory, a former journalist himself, failed to step in and stop the booing.
And he then gave the most half-hearted apology possible for his behaviour.
He said: "I want to make a general point about the way I do things and the language I use.
"Occasionally some plaster comes off the ceiling as a result of a phrase I may have used, or the way that phrase has been wrenched out of context by those who wish for reasons of their own to caricature.
"But I think it's vital for us as politicians to remember that one of the reasons that the public feels alienated now from us all as a breed, is because too often they feel that we are muffling and veiling our language, not speaking as we find – covering everything up in bureaucratic platitudes, when what they want to hear is what we genuinely think."
Have you ever broken the law?
Asked if he'd ever broken the law he said: "I cannot swear that I have always observed the top speed of 70mph in this country" – before waffling off topic.
Will 'f*** business' be official policy?
He squirmed as he was asked whether "f*** business" – a remark he infamously made behind closed doors – would become government policy.
He said: "If you look at my record as a campaigner, as a politician, I don’t think there’s anybody in the modern Conservative party who’s done more to stick up for business even in the toughest of times."
He added: "I will stick up for them."
He said he had spent a lot of time as Foreign Secretary promoting British business.
Quite simply – can the country trust you?
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg told Mr Johnson he had "offended people at home and abroad" and had a "reputation for being cavalier with vital detail".
She asked: "If you want to be prime Minister can the country trust you?"
"Yes of course!" he replied.
But he joked she had made a "great minestrone of observations" and rejected the "one crouton" that he was inconsistent over his pledge to leave on October 31.
He did at least give a yes or no answer to this one. But he also tried to bluff his way out by using obfuscation and humour.
Tory MPs will pick two final candidates for the leadership in a week's time before a vote by 160,000 party members.
Look forward to a lot more of this is Boris Johnson wins – it would make him Prime Minister by the end of July.
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