You know what’s crazy? That’s right. President Obama actually gave an iPod to the Queen of England. I’m not kidding. He really did this in April 2009.
The iPod contained speeches, recordings and pictures of Obama and the First Lady.
This was an incredibly unfit choice for an official gift from the American president to the British Queen. What the hell does she care about Obama’s stupid speeches?
Not at all, as it turns out. She sold the iPod on eBay with “no satisfaction guarantee promised or implied” (see picture above).
There is more.
In February 2009 Obama returned the Churchill bust, a state gift from Britain.
Obama also gave insulting gifts to former prime minister Gordon Brown in March 2009. “Brown gave Obama a pen holder made from the wood of a British warship that helped stamp out the slave trade (whose sister ship provided the wood for the Oval Office desk). Obama gave Brown some DVDs from the local corner shop”, as Mark Humphreys notes.
It doesn’t end here:
“A State Department official, questioned about the apparent snubs to Britain, said in March 2009: “There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.””
Britain is America’s number one ally. Both in Iraq and in Afghanistan, Britain has suffered the second most deaths. It has sacrificed a lot on America’s side.
I hope this doesn’t lead to an international crisis on Obama’s ego front, but Mr. President: You’re a clueless, arrogant asshole and you are entirely unfit to be president of anything. Dude.
Source: Mark Humphreys