In case you haven’t heard, Brits will head to the polls on June 23rd and vote as to whether or not England should leave the disaster known as the European Union.
The massive influx of unvetted immigration from the Middle East and economic woes have taken a significant toll on Britain and according to the polls this will be an extremely tight race.
This has been a very polarizing issue in England and it is an issue that will certainly be fiercely debated over the next few weeks but what got lost in the shuffle this weekend is that President Obama was visiting his buddy David Cameron. During his visit, President Obama literally threatened English voters who were considering voting to leave the EU.
President Barack Obama said Britain would be at “the back of the queue” to negotiate a trade agreement with the U.S. if it votes to leave the European Union, in a direct assault on the arguments of those who say the U.K. could win better deals outside the bloc.
“Some of the folks on the other side have been ascribing to the United States certain actions we will take if the U.K. does leave the EU,” Obama said at a joint press conference in London Friday with Prime Minister David Cameron. “For example, that, well, we’ll just cut our own trade deals” with the U.S. “Maybe at some point down the line there might be a U.K.-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon.”
To summarize, the President of the United States is telling Brits that the United States will actively ignore and deprioritize trade deals with England if they leave the EU and make their own decision about their sovereignty.
As you can imagine, the leaders of the movement to leave the EU were not thrilled.
Check out what Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party and strong advocate of leaving the EU, had to say.
Once again, President Obama finds himself in the middle of something that he clearly doesn’t know all the facts about.
We will keep you updated as to how this referendum plays out but clearly our president is rubbing Brits the wrong way by getting involved in this situation.