By Judi James for MailOnline
Published: 10:53 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 10:53 BST, 25 August 2019
Boris Johnson is channeling the spirit of his political hero Winston Churchill as he looks to assert himself on the global stage, according to a body language expert.
Crunch talks on burning international issues are taking place at this weekend's G7 meeting in Biarritz.
But for Britain's new Prime Minister, the summit is the first chance to cement crucial friendships with fellow heads of government, including President Donald Trump whom he met yesterday.
Body language analyst Judi James told MailOnline that Mr Johnson 'found his stride during his meeting with Trump, upping his game via his mirroring to signal that this is the level of politics he feels suits his own profile the best'.
Boris Johnson's eccentricities, like his odd pose of one hand in his pocket and the other on his hip would suggest to Trump that – like the President – he is a man who can speak his mind verbally and non-verbally
Trump employed the finger-point which, despite being a form of non-verbal attack will also suggest play-fighting when he uses it and Boris returned the gesture, laughing, to show he did not intend to be seen as a complete push-over
The G7 summit in Biarritz is Mr Johnson's first chance to cement crucial friendships with fellow heads of government, including President Donald Trump whom he met yesterday
After shaking off his 'grinning schoolboy' look deployed while meeting Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel - which Ms James claims was 'at