“I went to see him in 2012, he took me off to a basketball game in Ohio, and we’re flying back on Air Force One.”
“And of course at that time of night, it’s late in America. But it was like 4:00 in the morning in the UK.”
David Cameron’s fond recollection of Barack Obama tucking him into bed at night doesn’t necessarily reflect how Cameron actually felt about Obama while he was the UK Prime Minister.
From the UK Daily Mail – David Cameron’s former advisor, Steve Hilton, revealed that his former boss thought Barack Obama was one of the ‘most narcissistic, self-absorbed people’ he had ever dealt with, his former strategy guru has claimed.
While in office the two leaders had a cozy bromance and were pictured high-fiving and playing rounds of golf and ping pong together.
But Steve Hilton tore into Mr. Obama for thinking he was ‘smarter’ than everyone else in the room.
And he claimed that his old boss Mr. Cameron would get wound up by the ex President’s self-absorption.
Hilton was Mr. Cameron’s adviser when he entered Downing Street but later parted way with him and moved to Silicon Valley where his wife, Rachel Whetstone was working first for Google, then Uber, and now Facebook as a communications executive.
Hilton is also hosting a Fox News show on Sundays called The Next Revolution and used it to jump into the aftermath of the publication of the explosive book Fire and Fury, on Donald Trump’s time in the White House.
The former Downing Street adviser was highly critical of Mr. Obama and said: ‘My old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he’d ever dealt with.
‘Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else.
‘This led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis.’
But the claims were immediately slapped down by a spokesman for the former Prime Minister who said they do not reflect his views.
Only months before vacating the White House, Barack Obama threatened to place the UK at the “back of the queue” for daring to follow through on their decision to exit, or “Brexit” from the EU.
When the UK voted to Brexit or leave the EU, it was a humiliating loss for President Barack Obama.
Some British polls even showed that voter sentiment moved decidedly in favor of Brexit after Obama traveled to Britain and urged a “no” vote.
British voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Obama on Thursday when they opted to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin.
So strong was the backlash to Obama’s blatant attempt to influence the Brexit vote – polls following his April visit to London showed the opposition to his remarks running at about 60 percent – that a reasonable case could be made he contributed to the outcome.-Newsmax