As a Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton is in a unique situation relative to the others. Thanks to her experience as Secretary of State, her resume in international affairs is certainly more credentialed than anyone else in the current field. Therefore, when it comes to international issues currently at the forefront of the global community, her perspectives likely carry more weight, or at the very least, are more scrutinized.
Such is the case with her opinions on whether or not the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, which is a major point of contention at the moment. Clinton’s senior policy advisor explained, “Hillary Clinton believes that transatlantic cooperation is essential, and that cooperation is strongest when Europe is united. She has always valued a strong United Kingdom in a strong EU. And she values a strong British voice in the EU.”
Barack Obama has provided the same viewpoint urging the UK to stay. Liam Fox is a former defense secretary in the UK who favors the country leaving the EU and is not intimidated by the current President’s opinion. “Whoever it is that will be at the helm of the United States won’t be Barack Obama. It will be the next president, and the next congress, which will be in charge of any trade arrangements.”
In some ways, Clinton’s Presidency would serve to carry on many of the initiatives started by the Obama administration. In this case, it’s clear that the current President and the 2016 hopeful are on the same page.