Trump is an 'awful, awful man': Matt Hancock brands ex-US President a 'plonker' trends now
Disclosing his secret disdain for Mr Trump in his new book, the former health secretary branded the ex-president an 'awful, awful man' and a 'plonker' over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
The Pandemic Diaries: The Inside Story of Britain's Battle Against Covid – which is serialised in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday – is littered with stinging swipes at Mr Trump and his wild Covid claims.
In one astonishing admission, Mr Hancock revealed he detested Mr Trump so much that he burst into tears of joy when his presidency – and what he described as 'Trump madness' - came to an end.
Matt Hancock has revealed that he had to fight the urge to tell Donald Trump to take his own advice and 'drink bleach' when the then-US leader contracted Covid-19
In the first of the extracts exclusively published today, Mr Hancock criticised Mr Trump for making unfounded claims about the benefits of using a malaria drug to fight Covid.
Under an entry on April 4, 2020, the despairing former health minister wrote: 'President Trump has randomly and dangerously declared that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for Covid,