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David Cameron jokes about not having to hear Trump's wiretaps anymore

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Published : Mar 21, 2017, 5:38 pm IST
Updated : Mar 21, 2017, 5:59 pm IST

The former British PM spoke at Brown University in Rhode Island and touched upon Brexit, Vladimir Putin and making America great again.

 Cameron further asserted that the UK and US were the guardians of freedom, tolerance, equality and justice. (Photo: AP)
  Cameron further asserted that the UK and US were the guardians of freedom, tolerance, equality and justice. (Photo: AP)

London: Joking that a major advantage of being a former prime minister is that he is not longer required to listen to Donald Trump's wiretapped conversations, David Cameron spoke about some of the difference in opinions he had with the US President.

David Cameron has joked that a major advantage of being an ex-prime minister is that he is no longer required to listen to Donald Trump's wiretapped conversations - adding swiftly, perhaps for the benefit of the Twitter-happy president: "Just to be clear, that's a joke."

 

The former British prime minister was speaking at Brown University in Rhode Island, where he touched upon Brexit, Vladimir Putin and making America great again, reports the Guardian.

"When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it felt a bit like all the big arguments were over. It was obvious that we needed more democracies, we needed more rule of law, we needed free enterprise, we needed free trade, we needed NATO, we needed to stand up to aggression, we should invest in the United Nations. Today, all of these questions are under debate. Your president doesn't agree with some of the things I've just said," he said.

Cameron further asserted that the UK and US were the guardians of freedom, tolerance, equality and justice, adding that both nations could be great again if one fights for these ideals.

 

In the wake of comments by Trump and his administration expressing scepticism bordering on hostility about the effectiveness of NATO, Cameron said, "We should treasure NATO, not undermine it. We won't make American great by making Eastern Europe weaker again."

Cameron, who was previously labelled "a dummy" by Trump joked, "I don't have to listen any more to the wiretaps of Donald Trump's conversations."

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