Obama: “I could not possibly appear at an event where people might actually think about the heroic and courageous actions of someone other than me. Instead would you consider showing the HBO special about my historic election campaign on a big screen for all the Berliners?”
Having seen your post, it reminds me that this is exactly what Charles DeGaulle did in France after we helped liberate France from the Nazis. He was so jealous of America and American influence in France, he threw us all out of France and forced us to abandon the few military bases we had their to protect France while they rebuilt!!!
He couldn't stand the fact that most French credited Eisnhower and America with freeing them from Hitler.