British politician says Barack Obama is the most anti-British president ever

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/04/16/a-british-politician-says-barack-obama-is-the-most-anti-british-president-ever/

Ahead of President Obama's upcoming visit to the country, a prominent British politician has dubbed the American leader the most "anti-British" U.S. president in history.

“Mercifully, this American president, who is the most anti-British American president there has ever been, won’t be in office for much longer, and I hope will be replaced by somebody rather more sensible when it comes to trading relationships with this country,” Nigel Farage said Friday, according to Britain's Press Association.

That's quite the bold statement. It's also almost certainly untrue (to give just one example, George Washington actively fought against British rule during the American Revolutionary War, almost certainly making him a better contender for the title).

So why exactly did Farage say it?

Obama's views on Britain have been the subject of a remarkable scrutiny since he entered office. In 2009, the British press criticized him for apparently sending a bust of Sir Winston Churchill back to Britain, with some outlets even suggesting that it was revenge for Churchill's 1952 decision to crush the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya (the reality of the situation, The Washington Post's Fact Checker recently explained, was more complicated and less controversial). More recently, Obama's views on Britain became the topic of debate when a magazine profile appeared to show him criticizing the foreign policy decisions of David Cameron.

Underlying these controversies was a growing sense from both sides of the Atlantic that maybe the "special relationship" that had existed between the United States and Britain since World War II was on the rocks. Unlike many other American leaders who were clearly Anglophiles, Obama appeared to have no special affection for Britain, favoring rising powers to former colonial empires. Personally, he has always seemed more swayed by the technocratic skills of someone like Angela Merkel than the privileged charm of Cameron.


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This is Farage

I don't usually like to reduce politicians to caricatures but it IS Farage we're talking about so

it's probably not as much about foreign policy as he wants people to think
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Some rabblerouser in Britain dislikes Obama? Stop the presses.

Who gives a shit?
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Replace Britain with Israel and everyone loses their mind.


Britain isn't stomping on the rights of the indigenous population.

Except for Northern Ireland, that is. Plus you never hear about bombings from the IRA anymore.
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Thankfully in a few short months Farage will cease to be a "prominent" politician
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All U.S. presidents are Americans so they are all equally anti British
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This is Farage

I don't usually like to reduce politicians to caricatures but it IS Farage we're talking about so

it's probably not as much about foreign policy as he wants people to think

What do you mean, reduce?

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Eugh, Farage. How dare you even bring him up, brad.
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If you say his name backwards into a mirror 3 times at midnight...

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oh man i was gonna make a george washington joke but then i actually read the quoted bit and there was already a george washington joke. sucks.
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o()o

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Oh yeah, obama's totally the most anti-brit prezie.



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oh man i was gonna make a george washington joke but then i actually read the quoted bit and there was already a george washington joke. sucks.


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Thankfully in a few short months Farage will cease to be a "prominent" "politician"

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What about like George Washington? He was so anti-British that he started a war.
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Good, the UK needs to get off our jock.
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ok but what about George Washington guys?

Oh, you mean the President who normalised relations with Britain after the war and kept the US neutral during the Napoleonic wars, even though it pissed off the French, who basically bankrolled the revolution?
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Oh, you mean the President who normalised relations with Britain after the war and kept the US neutral during the Napoleonic wars, even though it pissed off the French, who basically bankrolled the revolution?

that was alexander hamilton's fault obviously
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damn, i forgot farage existed for a while and you reminded me
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damn, i forgot farage existed for a while and you reminded me

same, i'd pretty much forgotten about ukip altogether
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Remember when George Washington sailed across a river just because be hated the British?
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Is this Farage guy the Brit equivalent of Rush Limbaugh or something? A bloated gasbag full of ill formed opinions and oxycontin?
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...your name begins with Nigel and doesn't end with Thornberry

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Is this Farage guy the Brit equivalent of Rush Limbaugh or something? A bloated gasbag full of ill formed opinions and oxycontin?

More like Donald Trump but without all the votes.

An anti-immigration politician (married to a foreigner) that apparently relates to the average hard working person. Also a bloated gasbag full of ill formed opinions and discriminatory jibes.

He's not even a member of Parliament, despite leading a political party. (Although he is an european member of parliament where his policy is to vote no to everything when he can actually be bothered to go).

I took a picture of him outside my work once. He still looks like really smug and smarmy git irl.
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Is this Farage guy the Brit equivalent of Rush Limbaugh or something? A bloated gasbag full of ill formed opinions and oxycontin?


just a racist old chav who wears a suit and wants rid of foreigners
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just a racist old chav who wears a suit and wants rid of foreigners


Damn...sounds like he has a future in the American Republican Party. He should emigrate to America!
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Damn...sounds like he has a future in the American Republican Party. He should emigrate to America!

It's gonna be hard for him to run for president though
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But what about George Washington Carver?

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