Special relationship? ‘Obama calls me bro’ Cameron reveals

The comment triggered confusion in the British press

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed he is so close to the U.S. president that Barack Obama sometimes calls him “bro,” a term short for “brother.”

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, Cameron said that the “special” relationship was “stronger than it has ever been, privately and in public,” before adding that Obama sometimes refers to him as “bro.”


The comment triggered confusion in the British press, with various media outlets questioning whether the term was a compliment or a poke at the prime minister.

The Independent noted “Urban Dictionary’s” definition of the term as “an alpha-male idiot” or “obnoxious partying males often seen at college parties.” Meanwhile, The Telegraph commented that the term “bro” sometimes refers to “a member of a beer-pounding, usually shirtless tribe of young white Americans, often fellow members of a university fraternity, who emulate black rap culture.”

Or, perhaps, the U.S. president meant nothing more than “brother,” indicating the warm relationship between 10 Downing Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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