David Cameron reportedly thought Barack Obama was one of the ‘most narcissistic, self-absorbed people’ he had ever met, according to his former strategy guru.
Despite enjoying a cosy public relationship that saw them playing rounds of golf together, former Cameron adviser Steve Hilton has claimed that things weren’t so rosy behind the scenes.
Mr Hilton worked as an adviser for Mr Cameron when he entered Downing Street, before later moving to Silicon Valley where his wife Rachel Whetstone now works for Facebook as a communications executive.
Mr Hilton made the explosive claims on ‘The Next Revolution’, the Fox News show that he now hosts once a week.
‘My old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he’d ever dealt with’, Mr Hilton claimed.
‘Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else.
‘This led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis.’
Despite a public show of unity, the former Prime Minister’s relationship with Obama is believed to have deteriorated after the US President criticised him for a lack of involvement in Libya, claiming that he had been ‘distracted by a range of other things.’
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Denying the claims, a spokesperson for Mr Cameron said: ‘This does not represent David Cameron’s opinion at all and could not be further from the truth.
‘David Cameron’s views on President Obama – whether in public or in private – are the same: he considers Barack Obama a hugely accomplished president, a great partner for Britain and a good friend to our country and to him personally.’