Britain’s Foreign Office has denied reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally intervened to block Joe Biden from tapping former president Barack Obama to serve as America’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.
A report from the Sunday Express, citing sources within the British government, claimed that Boris Johnson blocked a potential Barack Obama ambassadorship over the ex-president’s opposition to Brexit.
“It’s absolutely true that the Government has privately objected to an Obama appointment. It’s also true that this is why there is a delay [in an ambassador being appointed],” a Whitehall source supposedly told the paper.
Another senior source added: “Obama is just unacceptable. The back of the queue comment alone makes him unacceptable.”
The paper also claimed that there were concerns that the former American president would overshadow the Prime Minister, with a source saying that Obama would “create a rival court in Britain to the court of Boris and