As news of the Brexit continues to dominate the news waves, the one think that has not been talked much about was the part President Barack Obama played in moving voter emotion in favor of Brexit.
Several polls have shown that after Obama visited Britain and pressed for a “no” vote, over 60 percent of voters had a negative reaction to his obvious attempt to affect the Brexit vote.
Obama has said that if Britain leaves the EU, they will have to wait “in the back of the queue” for a new trade deal with the U.S.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Obama has said that a new trade deal “could be five years from now, 10 years from now before we were able to actually get something done.”
Former London mayor and avid supporter of the Brexit, Boris Johnson, has criticized Obama’s remarks as “paradoxical, inconsistent, and incoherent.”
The Daily Mail also blasted Obama’s statements: “The tone was patronizing, the language menacing – and the message not only hypocritical but, frankly, insulting,” it added. “… He has no business to come here and preach that submission to Brussels is good for the people of the U.K.”
Although the media in America has avoided mentioning Obama’s role in the Brexit vote, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump was quick to point out Obama’s interfering.
“I think it’s something he shouldn’t have done. It’s not his country. It’s not his part of the world. And I actually think that his recommendation perhaps caused it to fail,” Trump said.