When I read that Obama, both personally and through his administration, has been pressuring the UK to stay in the EU, I was aghast. Look, I know Obama is arrogant already. But what business is it of his or of the United States whether the UK stays in the EU or not?
If I were British, Obama’s intervention would make me want to leave the EU that much more. If I were Cameron, I’d more or less tell him, “Look, if you Americans didn’t want to be under British sovereignty back in the day, that’s one thing. But now you are lecturing us about protecting our own sovereignty over our native land?”
Obama’s attitude toward the UK even before this arrogant intervention has been less than respectful. One of his first acts was returning a bust of Winston Churchill. And his gifts to the Queen and the past PM were a joke. I would not blame the British if they told him to buzz off. Moreover, I greatly desire that they do so.
Nile Gardiner has a similar take on this matter.