Although Liz Truss may have just delivered her first speech as Prime Minister in a soggy and gloomy Downing Street, some online users are apparently more interested in her racy Instagram posts.
Regarding the new UK premier’s “lively” Instagram account, one Twitter user stated: “Liz Truss Instagram is something else [sic].”
One image in particular stands out because it shows Truss, a mother of two teenage daughters, looking seductively at her phone camera while dressed as the devil from a low angle.
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“Convincing the world that the devil didn’t exist was the greatest trick the devil ever pulled… Happy Halloween! #devilyouknow #theusualsuspect,” she tweeted on October 31st, 2019.
Truss had been appointed Minister for Women and Equalities just over a month earlier. From June 2017 to July 2019, she served as the Treasury Department’s chief secretary.
And to the delight of her Instagram followers, social media savvy Truss enjoys letting her hair down despite holding very serious positions in government.
“It’s in the eyes! One man wrote, “The eyes!” while another enamored man replied, “You little devil,” before adding an emoji with a wink.
A third guy added, “Looking deverlish Elizabeth [sic],” again with a winking emoji, among the swarms of male comments and devil puns.
Because there were few comments on the post, Truss—or whoever managed her profile—used settings to screen commenters, indicating that the likes from followers were acceptable.
The image has started to circulate since the 47-year-old replaced Boris Johnson as the leader of 10 Downing Street.
A tweet that caused a stir 11 years ago has also reappeared.
Late in 2011, Truss expressed her sorrow over the passing of infamous child molester Jimmy Savile, who she described as “always in good spirits.”
Truss tweeted: “Used to see Jimmy Savile at the Flying Pizza on Street Lane, Roundhay. He passed away on October 29, 2011. always in a good mood. RIP.”
The tweet remains undeleted.
Savile, who the Queen knighted for his charitable work, used his position to evade justice for his decades-long pattern of sex abuse before passing away without ever being charged.
Twitter commentator James Felton retweeted the ten-year-old message and stated: “This excellent judge of character is about to pick the cabinet.”
“If I were prime minister, I would think about deleting my ‘I’m sad the notorious paedophile has died’ tweet,” he continued in a second tweet.
According to a report from Sky today, Truss became “obsessed” with Instagram to the point where her assistants at the Department for International Trade reportedly made light of the fact that they worked for the “Department for Instagramming Truss.”