Obama to Clegg: “It’s good to see the better looking half of the coalition”

Clegg ObamaNot content with insulting the chancellor by calling him Jeffrey on three occasions at the G8 summit, President Obama also dealt a blow to the prime minister’s vanity, via his deputy. The Sun’s Tom Newton Dunn reports:

In a second diplomatic gaffe on the same day, Mr Obama said Nick Clegg was more attractive than David Cameron. He told the Deputy PM: “It’s good to see the better looking half of the Coalition.”

Ouch.

* Nick Thornsby is Thursday Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs here.

Read more by .
This entry was posted in News.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/34994 for Twitter and emails.

7 Comments

  • He is right though ;-)

  • I love the way The Sun reports it as a “diplomatic gaffe”

  • It must be LURVE! :-)

    Mr Clegg has a better-looking wife, too! ;-)

    (of course what Barak is really drawing attention to in a roundabout way is that he himself and his missus are better-looking than any of them, especially Putin, even with his latest mistress.

  • A ‘diplomatic gaffe’? No, just the truth – not that being better looking than slimy toad ‘Call me Dave’ would be hard to achieve!

  • A correction from Mr Obamas office …. meant to say “better half of the coalitions POLICIES” :) :)

  • Simon Banks 22nd Jun '13 - 9:41am

    Presumably Peter’s correction was dictated by Michelle.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRuth Bright 19th Sep - 4:25am
    Interesting to see how prominent women have been in this campaign - but alas, not in this thread. Susan, Alison, Bridget and Ali much missed.
  • User AvatarRob 19th Sep - 2:58am
    Well timed announcement - literally no one will notice. After 4 years we are finaly learning.
  • User AvatarNick Barlow 19th Sep - 2:55am
    It might be because it's very late and I've been watching too much referendum coverage, but there doesn't seem to be a fixed definition of...
  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 19th Sep - 2:51am
    Doesn't Nick Clegg bear a great deal of responsibility ?
  • User AvatarPegasus 19th Sep - 2:39am
    @Eddie, I wouldn't put the French system as a reference. France is highly centralised (think it got a bit better since I left 18 years...
  • User AvatarBernard Salmon 19th Sep - 1:45am
    Clackmannanshire is a very good result for No - it's an area that I was predicting a Yes vote in.