David Cameron: Obama Calls Me 'Bro'
'Special relationship' still very healthy, PM says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Updated Jan 5, 2015 12:15 AM CST
President Barack Obama and his "bro" watch a flyby at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, on Sept. 5, 2014.   (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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(Newser) – The "special relationship" between the US and the UK is still back-slappingly good, according to David Cameron. President Obama has said "the special relationship is stronger than it has ever been privately and in public and I agree," the British prime minister tells the Daily Mail, revealing that Obama sometimes calls him "bro" when they talk on the phone. The term is more commonly associated with frat boys than world leaders, but the Independent has decided it's still "a step forward" from George W. Bush's "condescending" greeting for Tony Blair: "Yo, Blair!"

In the Mail interview, Cameron, who faces a tough election battle in May, also discusses gay marriage—he's proud of introducing the legislation and says he will probably attend a same-sex wedding soon—and his own marriage. He says Samantha Cameron is the first person he turns to for advice on difficult decisions like sending in special forces to rescue hostages. "If she'd organized Napoleon’s march on Moscow, they would have reached Vladivostok in good time," he says.