Lame Duck President Stirs Foreign Criticism Abroad | Apr 2016

The Western World Turning Its Back On Barack Obama’s Last Lecture Tour

– dcWhispers.com

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“We’ve got a lame duck president…being a bit irresponsible with the special relationship between our two countries.”

“Barack Obama’s policies have been disastrous to the Western World. From demanding nations take in millions of Islamic immigrants, to direct threats to nations who no longer wish to be a part of a globalist government, the current American president is increasingly being seen by a larger and larger number of people as a man who is simply, “Not one of us.”

British Justice Minister Dominic Raab came right out and indicated how the British public views Obama’s attempts at intimidation regarding British sovereignty:

“We’ve got a lame duck president…being a bit irresponsible with the special relationship between our two countries.”

Outspoken conservative London Mayor Boris Johnson, who might well be his country’s next Prime Minister, made things even more clear regarding his views on Mr. Obama, calling out Obama as a “part-Kenyan hypocrite” who harbors hatred for the historical “British empire.”

And just today, the highly influential Drudge website had this headline as its leading story:

“NOW THE GERMANS TURN ON OBAMA”

Barack Obama is a president whose time has grown stale under the weight of repeated self-promotion and anti-American sentiment. The world needs a strong United States, and this same world has now come to realize Mr. Obama set out to do all he can to deny us that strength, and all of the Western World is the weaker for it.”

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Thousands of trade deal foes rally in Germany on Obama visit eve

– Yahoo News

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“Hanover (Germany) (AFP) – Tens of thousands of opponents of a proposed transatlantic trade deal poured onto German streets Saturday on the eve of a visit by US President Barack Obama.

A loose coalition of trade unions, environmentalists and consumer protection groups in the northern city of Hanover said they drew a crowd of 90,000 to a march and rally outside the city’s opera house.

Police mobilised a large force to keep the peace and put attendance at 35,000.

Obama’s trip — to open an industrial technology fair and hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders — was intended to lend momentum to flagging efforts to see the world’s biggest trade pact finalised this year.

On a visit to London on Saturday, Obama sought to address sceptics’ fears head-on, admitting that some past trade agreements had “served the interests of large corporations and not necessarily of workers in the countries that participate in them”.

The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has run into major opposition, not least in Europe’s top economy Germany, where critics have raised the spectre of eroding ecological and labour market standards and condemned secrecy shrouding the talks.

As the whistle-blowing crowd moved through Hanover in unseasonably cold weather, one banner reading “Don’t give TTIP a chance” featured the image of a bull tagged “privatisation” and a cow branded “democracy”.

A mock coffin was emblazoned with the words “Democracy killed by money”.

Dieter Berlin, a 73-year-old pensioner, attended the rally with his wife Hanna, waving a banner reading “No GMOs on our plates” in a reference to genetically modified foods.

Berlin said he had turned out over fears of a race to the bottom with free trade.

“We want to keep our educational standards, not adopt the American educational system. And we want to hold onto our environmental standards too,” he said.

His friend Heino Kirchhof, 73, said TTIP would widen the gulf “between poor and rich — that is going to threaten the stability of the world.”

Another demonstrator, 38-year-old Ladislav Jelinek of the Czech Republic, said he worried that pollution and food safety protections could be hollowed out by the treaty.

“There is no need to damage the environment more than we already did,” he said. “European society doesn’t need to progress at the expense of animals, water and the air.”

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Saudi Arabia snubs President Obama at the airport

– HotAir

“CNN is reporting that Saudi Arabia appears to have snubbed President Obama when he arrived in Riyadh for his farewell tour. It is customary for a U.S. president to be greeted by a high-ranking government official. In Saudi Arabia that would be a high-ranking member of the royal family, perhaps the king himself or the crown prince. Today, Obama was greeted by the governor of Riyadh. CNN reports:

When Obama touched down in Riyadh shortly after 1 p.m. local time, there were no kisses with the kingdom’s ruler as President George W. Bush once exchanged. The Saudi government dispatched the governor of Riyadh rather than a senior-level royal to shake Obama’s hand, a departure from the scene at the airport earlier in the day when King Salman was shown on state television greeting the leaders of other Gulf nations on the tarmac.

Social media users quickly termed the reception, which was not carried live on state TV, a snub and a sign that a relationship long lubricated by barrels of oil is now facing deep questions on both sides.

Reporter Nic Robertson says the greeting was very different from the one President George W. Bush received when he made a similar farewell tour at the end of his presidency….”

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