Boris Johnson: I've never heard of Naga Munchetty
Boris Johnson was forced to admit that he's never heard of Naga Munchetty after being asked if he backed her comments on LBC.
The BBC Breakfast presenter has received widespread media coverage after being reprimanded by BBC bosses for suggesting that a tweet by Donald Trump was racist but the prime minister seems to have completed missed the story.
Nick Ferrari asked: "Did Naga Munchetty breach editorial guidelines at the BBC by calling Donald Trump a racist?"
Mr Johnson responded: "I so sorry, I just don't... I've never heard of Naga Munchetty."
Turning to his team, the PM asked if others had heard of Munchetty and they all raised their hands.
Listeners were amazed by the exchange.
Boris Johnson just got asked about Naga Munchetty and her comments about Donald Trump live on @lbc and he answered;— Alex Tiffin (@RespectIsVital) October 1, 2019
"I'm sorry I've no idea who that is".
His entire team then showed him up by indicating they did.
It's a complete car crash.
Boris Johnson hadn't heard of Naga Munchetty?!! 🤥— Nicola Harvey (@nicolajharvey) October 1, 2019