Of course Obama would love him, they are both socialists who believe in distributing the world’s refugees throughout wealthy western countries. (And redistributing your wealth to the third world!)
Yesterday Obama welcomed Antonio Guterres to the White House, here at Reuters:
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said he was confident that United Nations secretary general-elect Antonio Guterres would be an effective leader of the international organization.
“He has an extraordinary reputation,” Obama told reporters ahead of his meeting at the White House with Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal.
Obama and Guterres were expected to discuss cooperation between the United States and the United Nations.
Guterres said he was ready to forge a relationship with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
He said he was totally committed “to work closely with the United States in the present administration” and “also with the next administration.”
Trump, who takes office Jan. 20, has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has relatively little foreign policy experience, as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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We will try to stay on top of this, because as I said here, Nikki Haley has demonstrated weakness when it comes to refugees being admitted to the US. Will she succumb to the arguments Guterres will surely make: Gov. Haley your family benefited from immigration to America, are you going to deny that same privilege to _____ (pick an ethnic group!). And, I have a suspicion that Senator Lindsey (Open Borders) Graham will be hovering behind the curtain.
As UN High Commissioner for Refugees for the past ten years, we naturally followed Guterres’ career, go here for more.
Heard him speak in Washington, here, in 2015.