President Obama visits UK – this first official trip 2011

President Obama visits London

President Obama visits the UK

President Obama received a warm welcome from the British public even though it was thought his visit was a little  ‘late’ in happening. Some critics considered his lack of interest in the UK was a snub and not the kind of behaviour expected between the two countries.  But the State visit went to plan with politicians and others eager to line-up and meet him.

Obama was a popular president. He made friend worldwide.  Wherever he went his popularity was apparent.


The atmosphere in London was buzzing during the President’s stay with many hoping to catch up with him after he made a strong impression on his election.  There was no doubt that once here the President seemed to be enjoying the sites of London as well as meeting the Queen.  But was it right to delay visiting UK?

Before the President arrived some people gave their views to on this important trip.

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