Susanna Reid just gave Boris Johnson a lesson in how he should have answered her ‘Elsie’ question
You will probably already know all about Susanna Reid’s brilliant Good Morning Britain interview with Boris Johnson, in which she left the blustering and beleaguered prime minister on the ropes.
There was one particular question which exposed Johnson for exactly who he is, when she asked him about a 77-year-old pensioner called Elsie who was having so much trouble paying the bills she travels around on the bus all day to keep warm.
Johnson’s response had people hollering into next week.
.@susannareid100 tells the PM about 77-year-old Elsie who eats one meal a day and stays on the bus all day to avoid using energy at home.
She questions the PM about the comments he made about people having to make choices about what they spend their money on. pic.twitter.com/26b7kPuBNh
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 3, 2022
Now Reid has shared how Johnson should actually have answered her question, talking to Andrew Marr over on LBC, and it’s a masterclass in how to deal with this sort of thing.
— John Stevens (@johnestevens) May 3, 2022
She was excellent today. And the split screen so we could watch her facial reactions in real time – has to become the standard.
— Andy Day (@Andyphilipday) May 3, 2022
Susanna’s mistake there is assuming he cares.
— Jay (@helterskelter49) May 3, 2022
Cracking job #sreid limited time, could see he wasn’t answering any of your questions, he didn’t want to be there, tried to dominate the interview from the get go. Your face sort of told the nation what you actually thought of him…. Top job! @susannareid100 for PM
— Claire Williams (@mullahhoola) May 3, 2022
And if you want to hear more, here’s a long clip from the LBC interview.
‘There are people worse off than she is, and there’s no answer for them.’
GMB Presenter Susanna Reid tells Andrew Marr she has spoken to Elsie since grilling Boris Johnson, and the 77-year-old was ‘disappointed’ by the PM’s answer to her plight.@AndrewMarr9 | @susannareid100 pic.twitter.com/4XIp0GxPDU
— LBC (@LBC) May 3, 2022
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