Today’s quote comes to us from Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKip), and avid supporter of “Brexit” – the British exit from the EU.
Mr. Farage is still embittered by President Obama coming to the UK to campaign on behalf of the “Remain” side, and threatening that an exit would cause the United States to put the UK “at the back of the queue” on trade agreements.
Here is what Farage had to say about the difference between Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin:
“Well ultimately let me say this: Vladimir Putin behaved in a more statesmanlike manner than President Obama did in this referendum campaign. Obama came to Britain and I think behaved disgracefully, telling us we’d be at the back of the queue. Treating us, America’s strongest, oldest ally, in this extraordinary way. Vladimir Putin maintained his silence throughout the whole campaign.”
Lovely. Just lovely. Barack Obama managed to push a leader in the UK – one of our longest-running, staunchest allies – to compare him unfavorably to a KGB thug like Putin.
The saddest part? Nigel Farage has it dead-on correct. Where did President Obama get off traveling to the UK so he could lecture, then threaten, its people?
And in case you think it was just Farage taking umbrage, please look at this chart and see what happened to support for Brexit after Mr. Obama spoke:
I award Nigel Farage Quote Of The Day honors for stating the plain, blunt truth about President Obama.
I count the days until his time in office is over —- that would be Mr. Obama, not Mr. Farage, of course.