A former foreign policy expert who advised to ex-POTUS Barack Obama Jeremy Shapiro has claimed that the special relationship is far more important to Britain than to the US. He said it is “unrequited” and cruelly mocked when the cameras were turned off.
He claimed in the Obama White House they liked to insert references to the Falklands during press conferences in order to mock the UK:
"From my perspective it was very important for us to mention the special relationship in every press conference that we had when the UK were here.
“But really we laughed about it behind the scenes. Typically, I would try and slip in a reference to the Malvinas or something to spoil it.”
He also said: the relationship between Britain and the US is “the kind of relationship we would have with other countries.”
Shapiro said Donald Trump would not be any kinder to Britain, saying the new President is “playing” with Prime Minister Theresa May to get a better trade deal. He said Trump is “willing to exploit” the UK.
So, this is of course not news to though of us who know of the real balance of power between the US and the UK but is anyone surprised that a POTUS would so openly mock the UK whilst in Office?
Also isn't the pusillanimity of the British in regards to such things a sign of real decrepitude?