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President Barack Obama and Prince Harry (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation ) First, Obama has shown himself to be no friend of the British people. Before the June 2016 referendum on whether the U.K. should stay inside the European Union, the then preening president promised to punish British voters if they preferred to leave the bloc. See the following quote reported by The Independent newspaper that year: I think it’s fair to say that maybe at some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement – it’s not going to happen any time soon because our focus is on is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done. The UK is going to be in the back of the queue [emphasis added].” That's right, he said he'd put Britain, at the time the fifth largest economy in the world, behind all others including countries with barely any economy at all. This course of action was wrong in so many ways, not least of which is that it is interfering in a foreign country's election. That's something that Obama's buddies in the Democratic Party seem think it isn't right, but apparently, that is only when it is done by Russians. Obama's threats also likely tilted the election toward Brexit rather than to remain. Voters in Britain have an embedded lack of respect for politicians of any type, foreigners included. The frequent reaction by Britons to commands from the establishment is to do precisely the opposite.
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