There is reportedly a great deal of trepidation swirling around Great Britian concerning if notoriously thin-skinned and vindictive President Donald Trump will take it hard and strike out if his hated predecessor, Barack Obama, receives an invite to the British royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the spring.
Trump has not tried to hide the fact that he despises Barack Obama at the core of his very being. He has made it a point to denounce America’s first Black president at every possible point. Trump has made many attempts to obliterate, water down or reverse Obama’s signature bills during his presidency.
It is also well known that Prince Harry admires and respects the Obamas and gets along with the 44th president very well. The former president has long supported Harry’s Invictus Games initiative, and they enjoy a close personal friendship. Prince Harry has even interviewed the former president (previewed below).
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017
It’s the kind of friendship that could land Obama an invite to next year’s royal wedding. But what that means for U.S.-British relations is unclear.
The current United States president hasn’t even met the Queen yet, but already, there are calls for Trump to be barred from coming to the United Kingdom again, especially after he tweeted out unverified anti-Muslim videos from a British right-wing party.
So, if Trump can’t go to the UK while Obama gets to attend the wedding of the year, officials worry there could be backlash. And British officials want to maintain the good relationship between the U.S. and UK.
“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” a source told The Sun.
“Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen,” the source continued. “Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the PM lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up.”
Incredible. The United States president is so thin-skinned that Prince Harry’s longtime friend might not get to see him married simply because Trump cannot stand it when someone else, especially Obama, is respected as much, or even more, than he is.