Leave campaigners clash with ‘lame duck US president on his way out’ over EU referendum row as he tells Brits voting to Remain is in America’s interests
BARACK Obama was last night accused of voter blackmail by threatening to put Britain “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal if we Brexit.
The US president issued the extraordinary warning standing alongside David Cameron after talks in Downing Street.
Leave campaigners claim the UK will be able to swiftly crack fresh deals with major partners such as America outside of the EU.
But in a bid to demolish the crux referendum argument, Mr Obama said he “figured you might want to hear from the president of the United States what I think the United States is going to do”.
He added: “Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement.
“But it’s not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done.
“The UK is going to be in the back of the queue.”