Liz Truss has rejected Boris Johnson’s suggestion that Vladimir Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if he had been a lady.
Boris Johnson stated Putin’s aggression in the direction of his neighbour was a “perfect example of toxic masculinity” as he referred to as for extra ladies to be promoted to positions of energy.
However the international secretary appeared to distance herself from Johnson’s remarks this morning, telling Instances Radio that ladies had been additionally able to “horrible and appalling acts”.
“He [Vladimir Putin] clearly is able to very, very evil acts,” she stated.
“I don’t faux that I can conduct a psychological evaluation on him, nor do I feel it’s useful.”
Requested if feminine leaders are much less aggressive, Truss stated: “I feel that each ladies and men are able to horrible and appalling acts.”
Johnson criticised Putin’s “loopy, macho” invasion of Ukraine on the G7 Summit in Bavaria on Wednesday.
A photograph of the G7 leaders posing on the summit was widely criticised on social media as a result of not one the elected leaders is a lady.
Chatting with German broadcaster ZDF after the G7 Summit in Bavaria, Johnson stated: “If Putin had been a lady – which he clearly isn’t – but when he had been, I actually don’t suppose he would have launched into a loopy, macho struggle of invasion and violence in the way in which that he has.
“If you need an ideal instance of poisonous masculinity, it’s what he’s doing in Ukraine.”
The leaders additionally joked about posing topless in an obvious swipe at Putin’s penchant for showing bare-chested whereas out looking.
According to reports, the prime minister sparked laughter when he informed his fellow G7 leaders: “All of us have to point out that we’re harder than Putin,” including: “Present them our pecs”.
The joke triggered an offended response from the Russian president.
“I don’t know the way they needed to get undressed, above or beneath the waist,” he stated. “However I feel it will be a disgusting sight in any case,” he informed reporters throughout a go to to Turkmenistan.