- Texas senator addresses reports of Obama visit to UK before referendum
- Cruz would also reinstate bust of Churchill in Oval Office
Barack Obama’s reportedly impending visit to the United Kingdom will make the country’s exit from the European Union more likely, Ted Cruz told reporters on Sunday.
“President Obama, if anything his crusading against [Britain leaving] will make it more plausible that England will pull out of the EU,” said the Texas congressperson and Republican presidential candidate, who was fighting in North Carolina before Tuesday’s vital.
The Free on Sunday reported this weekend Obama will go to the UK in April, as a noteworthy part of a trip starting now including Germany, to advance his support to the fight against the asserted “Brexit”. The English head manager, David Cameron, needs Britain to stay in the European Union. The accommodation on the request will happen on 23 June.
The subject of an intercession by Obama has been raised before: in February, Tennessee delegate Weave Corker, the Republican official of the Senate outside relations board, prescribed Obama would “interface with” English voters.
Declining to say if he thought the UK leaving the EU would hurt US national security, Cruz pegged his dispute on an investigation of US outside plan that he gives when out on the stump.
He battled that Obama had hurt “our associations together” and “hurt our camaraderies” around the world, and that “our foes have understood this president is not a strong danger for anything”.
The Texas agent moreover requested that if picked he would give back a bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office. George W Bush kept the bust, a credit from the UK, in the midst of his time in the White House. Obama did not hold it.
Various on the American right have following a long time back saw English EU enlistment with suspicion. Threatening to EU government authorities like Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan have talked at moderate social events in the US. On a presidential open thought stage in January, Mike Huckabee said: “The European Union is dissatisfaction.”
Regardless, in the remote system bunch there is a strong accord that UK support focal points the US national side interest.
Cruz made the comments before five critical presidential primaries on Tuesday. He is the closest contender to Donald Trump in the Republican field and was doing combating in a state where he ensured his affiliation’s studies exhibited a far closer race than open studying.
Cruz has won 370 of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination, leaving him 90 behind Trump.