We Americans are all too often arrogant and insensitive when we travel abroad. This gave rise to the term Ugly American. Recently an example of this boorish behavior has been in the news. Sadly, the Ugly American is President Obama.
England is one of our closest friends. It doesn’t need us telling them how to manage their internal affairs. Coming up later this year they will vote on whether or not to leave the European Union. Obama has not only repeatedly told them how to vote but threatened to punish them by going slow on a trade deal. Many are rightly indignant at this blatant intrusion. He should know better.
He began his presidency with the so-called apology tour. Maybe our next president can apologize for him.