Barack Obama possible UK ambassador under Biden administration

Barack Obama possible UK ambassador under Biden administration

- Former US President Barack Obama might be the next UK ambassador under Joe Biden

- This could prove to be embarrassing for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who once accused Obama of being anti-British

- What makes it worse is that Johnson suggested it was due to Obama's Kenyan heritage that formed his opinion

- Former Obama aide Tommy Vietor has called Johson a "shapeshifting creep" the UK Prime Minister congratulated Biden on the elections

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Former US president Barack Obama has been mentioned as the next possible UK ambassador when Joe Biden takes power in America.

This could be embarrassing for Boris Johnson who had accused Obama of being anti-British due to his Kenyan heritage. Boris was hauled over the coals, accused of racism in 2012 when he made the comment according to The New European.

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He wrote: “Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender".

Barack Obama might be the next ambassador to the UK which could be awkward for Boris Johnson. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Boris Johnson's comments on Obama might come back to haunt him as the former president is tipped to be the next UK ambassador. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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The Sun newspaper published the original piece which had Boris Johnson painted as a racist. Biden and Obama are close friends and both of them probably remember the comments.

This could a form of revenge for Obama as the UK looks for foreign trading partners outside the European Union due to Brexit. The British government has downplayed the need for a US trade deal after the news broke that Biden was predicted to be the next president.

Brexit supporters were hoping that a Trump administration would be more open to a Brexit trade deal with the UK.

Obama's former press aide weighed in on Boris Johnson's tweet congratulating Biden calling a Johnson a "shapeshifting creep".

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Former US president, Barack Obama, congratulated US president-elect, Joe Biden, and his vice president-elect, Kamala Harris on their election win.

In a statement shared online, Obama wrote:

"I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden.
"I also couldn’t be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala’s groundbreaking election as our next Vice President.

"In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory.

"We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has – a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril.
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