First is the 5G deal he is set to make with China. This despite very serious and completely justifiable lobbying by the US over security concerns.
The second is his bluff and blustering over the diplomatic immunity issue.
The UK needs trade deals very badly right now. You can rest assured that if Boris goes ahead with the Huawei deal Trump is going to extract a heavy price for it. We are not just talking the end of intelligence sharing here but even perhaps difficult trade relations.
The UK exported $110 billion to the US last year. We exported $125 billion to the UK. Care to guess who can afford to push his position?
Trump is not a man to be trifled with over trade. He is looking for ways to look tough and this one is ready-made to let him do it.
I love the UK. Go there whenever I can. In all kindness I would recommend that Johnson pipe down. This is not the time to even allow the threat of a trade war not to mention a diplomatic row.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh.