Remember when Obama brought Prime Minister Cameron to Dayton?

  • Melisa Lyons
  • Staff writer
11:20 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 Local
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President Obama and David Cameron attend the First Four game at UD Arena.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced plans to resign following the tally of the Brexit vote, touched down in Dayton just four years ago.

Cameron joined President Barack Obama during a visit to Dayton in 2012 for the NCAA basketball  tournament at the University of Dayton.  Obama was the first president in history to visit the university.

During a half-time interview, Obama said when America has foreign visitors they mostly visit the coastal cities such as New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles “but the heartland is what it’s all about.”

>>> President visits Dayton for First Four 

Barbara Perenic

The two world leaders were on the same side on the Brexit issue.

Cameron was known supporter of the European Union, commonly known as the EU. During his resignation speech Cameron said, “I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU.”

President Obama sided with Cameron’s belief and during a press conference stated, “The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence -- it magnifies it. A strong Europe is not a threat to Britain's global leadership; it enhances Britain’s global leadership.”

>>> Obama encourages British citizens to vote against ‘Brexit’ 

Cameron will stay on as prime minister until the fall. He did suggest a new leader be selected and in place by the Conservative’s party that takes place in October, according to The Guardian. 

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