June 13, 2015 11:30 am -


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker claims British Prime Minister David Cameron told him that he is concerned about the direction of American leadership. The problem: Cameron denies he ever said such a thing.

Walker, who has taken several trips overseas in recent months to study up on foreign policy in preparation for an all-but-certain presidential bid, told a roomful of Republican donors Friday that world leaders, including Cameron, are worried about the U.S. stepping back in the world. “The Prime Minister did not say that and does not think that,” a Downing Street spokesperson told TIME.

“I heard that from David Cameron back in February earlier when we were over at 10 Downing,” Walker said. “I heard it from other leaders around the world. They’re looking around realizing this lead from behind mentality just doesn’t work. It’s just not working.”

…Walker and Cameron met Feb. 10 while Walker was traveling on a trade mission for his state. The trip was overshadowed in the U.S. by news coverage of Walker dodging a question on evolution.

Walker’s political office deferred comment to his official office, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to British Prime Minister To Scott Walker: I Never Said That

  1. Larry Schmitt June 13th, 2015 at 11:35 am

    It appears, in spite of what he may or may not believe, that his campaign is evolving into irrelevancy.

    • alpacadaddy June 13th, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      I hope you’re right… most of the other occupants of the GOTP Klown Posse are publicly nutso enough that they shouldn’t have a chance, but Walker (armed with Koch-bucks) gives me the heeby-jeebies!

      • Larry Schmitt June 13th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

        Unfortunately, one of them has to “win.”

        • rg9rts June 13th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

          Like Mittwitt

  2. crc3 June 13th, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Of course Scott is dodging answering questions about his claim. This is what lying cowards do and Scott is one of the worst…

  3. StoneyCurtisll June 13th, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Scott Walker lie?..
    Say it aint so…

    • Larry Schmitt June 13th, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Yeah, that’s a real shocker, isn’t it? Who would expect a politician to lie?

  4. Antigone June 13th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Hmmm…..does it make sense to any reasonable person that the Prime Minister would ‘diss’ Pres Obama when the PM was up for a tough re-election and needed the President’s support.
    I think not.

    • crc3 June 13th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Tell that to those who watch only FOX NOISE….

  5. Warman1138 June 13th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Somebody pulled the wrong string.

  6. William June 13th, 2015 at 12:52 pm


    • fredoandme June 13th, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      in lionel jeffries’ voice.

  7. CandideThirtythree June 13th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Everything he has ever said was a lie so why is anyone surprised. The fact that republicans jaunt around the world making enemies of our allies should be proof enough that they are trying to bring down this country and get us into WWIII.

    Republicans kill millions of Americans every year with their medieval polices but the blood of millions will never be enough to quench their blood lust.

    • allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Amen!! And a long time since we talked last. ;o)

    • rg9rts June 13th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Ah we have a reunion

  8. ChrisVosburg June 13th, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I think we’ve just been given a glimpse of how small, mean, and insular Walker’s worldview actually is– he literally believes there’s no way what he said could ever get back to Downing Street because, hey, it’s not even in the same country as he is.

  9. amersham46 June 13th, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    It is only a start ,,, there are about 177 other international leaders he can misquote

  10. robert June 13th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    don’t be surprised if cameron sends you a box of rusty nuts and bolts instead of jobs

    way to go gov. walker !