Queen Elizabeth jokes helicopters are like American presidents: 'They always go round and round when you want to talk'

Queen Elizabeth II.
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A new interview excerpt of Queen Elizabeth speaking with David Attenborough for ITV shows the pair walking the grounds of Buckingham Palace, their conversation frustrated by the noise of a loud helicopter buzzing overhead. "Why do they always go round and round when you want to talk?" the queen jokes. "Sounds like President Trump — or President Obama."

Whether she meant the presidents themselves or their aircraft is up for interpretation: The Hill reads it as a swipe at Trump's speaking style, with Obama mentioned as an afterthought to avoid political commentary. Politico, however, sees the queen poking fun at the presidents' noisy means of transportation during state visits.

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