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Barack Obama Follows The Wrong David Cameron On Twitter

22/01/2015 17:29 GMT | Updated 22/01/2015 17:59 GMT
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President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear talks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Well this is awkward.

It seems they're not such great bros after all - US President Barack Obama doesn't follow our Prime Minister on Twitter.

To give him some credit, he appears to have tried.

He doesn't follow @David_Cameron, but does follow @davidcameron, who isn't a Prime Minister. He's just a regular bloke.

The keen folks at The Next Web found this out while they played with DoesFollow, a tool which allows you to check if two specific people are following each other.

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Obama isn't the only one who makes that mistake though. @davidcameron has been heartily sitting on his Twitter handle for 6 years, despite a torrent of abuse from people who think he's the Tory leader.

In thousands of years, when the history books speak of the US/UK Cold War, it will begin with this. Then a subtweet, then eventually it will escalate into a scathing Tumblr post or a violently frank Reddit AMA.