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Obama urges UK to stay in the European Union

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,079

Obama urges UK to stay in the European Union - Before going back home to Kenya. =)

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The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama has told the BBC.

He said the UK's EU membership "gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union".

Speaking to the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel, he said the EU "made the world safer and more prosperous".

He also admitted that the failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US was his biggest frustration.

Mr Obama said the UK was America's "best partner" because of its willingness to project power

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 Lucy Barnable    5,365

Well, he's right on two points here.

"If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it's less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it's in the tens of thousands," Mr Obama said.

At least seven people including 3 teens were shot in Baltimore yesterday.
On June first there were 116 homicides making it the worst in 40 years.

Chicago is even worse.
This year 1508 people have been shot and 227 of them died.

Detroit can't be much better.
What Mr. Obama failed to recognize is that the vast majority of this is black on black shootings with illegal guns.
Which bring us to his next statement.

On race relations, Mr Obama told the BBC that "recent concerns around policing and mass incarcerations are legitimate and deserve intense attention".
But progress was being made, he insisted, adding that children growing up during his presidency "will have a different view of race relations in this country and what's possible".

Okay, he's only half right there. Progress is not being made but our children will have a different view on race relations. Just not the one we all hoped for.

Poll: What do Americans feel about race relations?
July 23, 2015

Americans' negative views on the state of race relations in the U.S. persist, with nearly 6 in 10 Americans saying they're bad, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday.

Among those polled, blacks are more likely than whites to hold this view.
Current views of race relations, along with results from a CBS News/New York Times Poll conducted in April, represent the most pessimistic evaluations seen since the early 1990s.

More than half, 57 percent, of Americans now say that race relations in the U.S. are bad and just 37 percent say they are good. The poll doesn't show much hope for improvement either: just 21 percent say race relations are getting better, while 38 percent think they are getting worse.
While Americans were optimistic about the state of race relations at the start of Barack Obama's presidency, this poll suggests that the nation's first black president has not been able to unite whites and blacks.




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