May 11th, 2010
06:05 PM ET
13 years ago

President Obama calls new British PM

ALT TEXT President Obama called new British Prime Minister David Cameron from the Oval Office on Tuesday to congratulate him. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

Washington (CNN)
-– President Barack Obama called new British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday to congratulate him on his successful campaign.

In a statement released by the White House, President Obama said he emphasized the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom to Mr. Cameron. Obama called it “a bond that has endured for generations and across party lines, and that is essential to the security and prosperity of our two countries, and the world.”

Additionally, the president invited Cameron and his wife, Samatha, to visit Washington this summer.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Get A Grip

    He made the call without his teleprompter? Bet the photo was photo-shopped.

    May 11, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Interesting...the Supreme Court decides elections in the U.S. and the Queen decides elections in the U.K. I wonder what deal Cameron cut with the Liberal Democrats to get his power?

    May 11, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  3. Cynthia

    It is so nice to have a President that you can be certain will not say something goofy. I am so proud to have an intelligent, classy man like President Obama representing America.

    May 11, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  4. bennie new york

    The British PM race is one that I've followed pretty closely. I would've much prefered to see Nick Clegg become prime minister, but obviously the British people did not feel that way. At this point a new government of any kind is a good thing for Britain, and I'm sure the pact between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will ensure some degree of compromise.

    May 11, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Chad from Tampa

    Maybe the British PM can give our Pres a little advise on how Socialism doesn't work.

    May 11, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. ib

    Did he bow to him like he does all the other European leaders?????????

    May 11, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  7. Willy Brown

    Photo op. No one's on the other end. Who wants to talk to Barry?

    May 11, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  8. Ann

    that desk is so empty and clean, it doesn't look like someone is using it.

    May 11, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    Since Cameron is of the British more-or-less-equivalent of the Republican Party, I expect Obama was grinding his teeth during the entire call.

    And since the defeated former PM, Brown, is of the British equivalent of the Democratic Party, I expect Obama couldn't help contemplating his own political demise in a couple of years.

    May 11, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  10. righton2

    What is the deal with the empty immaculately polished desk? Does it look like he actually does paper work there? No. What's up with the 80s phone? This is the White House!

    May 11, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |