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In a Friday, July 17, 1987 file photo, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom, left, makes remarks after visiting United States President Ronald Reagan, right, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/DPA, Howard L. Sachs, File)

What did Margaret Thatcher think of Barack Obama?

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

What did former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher think of President Barack Obama before she passed away earlier this year?

According to former Thatcher aide Niles Gardiner and writer Stephen Thompson, authors of the recently released ”Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today,” Thatcher was concerned about the direction America was heading in at the time of her death.

“Thatcher never commented publicly on President Obama’s leadership, though the Obama administration’s big government agenda undoubtedly runs counter to everything the Iron Lady believed in,” the authors told The Daily Caller. “Privately, she was concerned by the leftward direction the United States has been taking since 2009 and declining American leadership on the world stage.”

Read more of TheDC’s interview with the authors, in which they discuss Thatcher’s leadership lessons, what books influenced her worldview and much more.

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