As Trump Visits, Only CBS Remembers That That Obama Meddled in British Politics

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[See NewsBusters for more.] All three morning shows on Monday fretted about Donald Trump’s “cannonball” into British politics during his state visit. But only CBS This Morning remembered that Barack Obama meddled with Brexit back in 2016. While Trump has promoted Boris Johnson for prime minister, Obama actually threatened to send the U.K. to “the back of the [line].” Talking to CBS royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah, co-host Tony Dokoupil worried, “President Trump has broken with tradition to weigh in on British politics. How is the public reacting to his cannonball into their affairs?” Unlike on ABC or NBC, Nikkhah reminded, “But it’s always an interesting call with U.S. presidents. Of course, Obama came and made those comments about the U.K. having to think very carefully about leaving the E.U.... And that backfired.”

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