Barack Hussein Obama got some very bad news on Friday when the people of American-ally Great Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Obama had publicly aligned himself with British Prime Minister David Cameron in his quest to keep the EU intact. Back in April, Obama had warned that the United Kingdom would go to “the back of the queue” if they voted to leave the 28-nation group.
“Maybe some point down the line, there might be a UK-U.S. trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon,” Obama said, “because our focus 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 — not because we don’t have a special relationship — but because, given the heavy lift on any trade agreement, us having access to a big market with a lot of countries rather than trying to do piecemeal trade agreements is hugely inefficient,” he added, according to Daily Mail.
On Friday, a clearly-humiliated Obama tried to calm the choppy waters by saying that the UK and the EU would continue to be “indispensable partners.”
“The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision,” Obama said in a brief statement.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has slammed Obama for interfering with British politics, calling his meddling, “inappropriate.”
“He came in and really tried to convince people to stay, and I thought it was inappropriate,’ said Trump, who supported Britain’s decision to leave the EU. “And I actually think that his recommendation perhaps caused it to fail.”
Trump added that Obama is “constantly dictating to the world what they should do.”
“The world doesn’t listen to him, obviously,” he added. “You can see that from the vote.”
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