Ex-White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, last night appeared to fly to the defence of beleaguered British prime ministerial hopeful, Boris Johnson, when she told newsmen that, during a late-night discussion on far-right politics last year, Johnson's behaviour towards her was impeccable.
Sanders, 36, told assembled reporters, "Boris and I met at my New York apartment at around 11.00 pm in June of last year, where we spent the evening churning-out unsubstantiated lies and rumours about a number of left-leaning politicians, both here in the US, and in the UK.
"We also discussed extreme right-wing ideology, and formulated possible schemes for surreptitiously introducing it into mainstream politics in both our countries
"During the entire time, Boris behaved like a perfect gentleman.
At no stage did he give the impression that he would like to take things a little further, let alone try any inappropriate moves.
"We parted with a warm handshake at the door, although I did think he was going to kiss me on the cheek at one point.
"To be honest, I was a little disappointed, as I was wearing a pair of black, lacy, open crotch knickers under my business suit, just in case."