Theresa May SNUBBED by Obama as world leaders call to congratulate new Prime Minister

Июль 14, 2016     Автор: Юлия Клюева
Theresa May SNUBBED by Obama as world leaders call to congratulate new Prime Minister


THERESA May has been snubbed by Barack Obama as the US President failed to call Britain’s new Prime Minister to offer his congratulations.

Number 10’s newest occupant has received calls from leaders in Germany, France and Ireland but has so far heard nothing from America’s outgoing White House chief.

German chancellor Angela Merkel was the first leader to phone Mrs May when she called from Kyrgyzstan to applaud David Cameron’s successor.


France’s president Francois Hollande called the Prime Minister to wish her well in the new role and discussed with Mrs May the importance of maintaining a close relationship between Britain and France.

And the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny also spoke with Theresa May as he offered to visit London soon to discuss the ties between the two leaders’ countries.


But the Prime Minister has yet to receive any contact from the US, which is gearing up for a Presidential election as Barack Obama prepares to leave the White House.

When asked why the Prime Minister had not received a call from the US, a Downing Street spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “These are calls we’ve received, we will put out a statement when we receive more.”

The snub comes in the wake of Mrs May’s first cabinet appointments, which included former London Mayor and prominent Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson as the new Foreign Secretary.

Mr Johnson infamously offended Mr Obama during the EU referendum campaign when he suggested the President’s Kenyan heritage means that he resents Britain.

In all of the congratulatory conversations so far, the Prime Minster has expressed the importance to respect the result of the EU referendum.


Mrs May has previously stated that “Brexit means Brexit” when questioned over whether Britain will attempt to stay in the single market or keep freedom of movement.

And Leave supporters have been given a further boost after the appointment of prominent Eurosceptics David David and Liam Fox to the roles of Brexit Secretary and International Trade Secretary.

It is believed the White Houe is in the process of scheduling a call to Mrs May.