their apparent bromance, David Cameron apparently thought Barack Obama
was one of the "most narcissistic, self absorbed people" he had ever
dealt with, Cameron's former strategy director is claiming.
Hilton blasted the former US president for seemingly thinking he was
"smarter" than everyone around him. Obama and Cameron were often
pictured high-giving or playing golf together, but Hilton claims the
former prime minister could not stand Obama's self absorption.
old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama
was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he'd ever dealt
with," Hilton claimed during an interview with Fox News.
continued: "Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was
smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an
opportunity to lecture everyone else.
led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis."
the interview, Hilton also tore into "elitists" who criticise current
US President Donald Trump and claim he is unfit to hold office.
them, it's all about style and tone, not substance and results. Donald
Trump offends the elites aesthetically, like a piece of art that's not
to their taste.
can afford to do that because they live in a world of booming
neighbourhoods, delightful hipster eateries and everyone they know
employed in the virtual world of the knowledge economy.
don't see what's going on in the actual economy. Whatever his mental
state, [Trump] has achieved more for working Americans in one year
than his predecessors did in eight, or 16, frankly."
claims about Obama were immediately denied by a spokesman for Cameron
who said they did not reflect his views. "This does not represent
David Cameron's opinion at all and could not be further from the
Cameron's view on President Obama — whether in public or in private —
are the same: he considers Barack Obama a hugely accomplished
president, a great partner for Britain and a good friend to our
country and to him personally."
two world leaders were believed to get along well while in office.
Cameron one said of Obama: "Yes, he sometimes calls me bro."
reported that the pair's special relationship deteriorated, with Obama
criticising Cameron for his failure to do enough to intervene in
Libya. Obama said the former Tory leader had been "distracted by a
range of other things".
Hilton and Cameron had a falling over during the EU referendum
campaign after Hilton announced he was supporting Brexit.