Barack Obama warns of rise of ‘crude nationalism’

Mr Obama had supportive words for PM Alexis Tsipras on the Greek economy

Mr Obama had supportive words for PM Alexis Tsipras on the Greek economy

Barack Obama has warned of a “rise in a crude sort of nationalism” following the Brexit and US presidential votes.

Speaking in Greece on his final foreign trip, he said: “We have to guard against… tribalism built around an ‘us’ or a ‘them’.”

He said the US was painfully aware of the danger of divisions “along lines of race or religion or ethnicity”.

He also put the victory of Donald Trump down to “the view of the American people to just shake things up”.

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