Voters in Great Britain sent shockwaves through the world last night by becoming the first nation to elect to exit the European Union. In a tight contest, the “Leave” effort narrowly defeated the “Remain” effort 52%-48%.
GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump happened to be in Scotland on Friday morning to open a new golf course. In a news conference, Trump was asked to weigh in on the decision. The New York billionaire praised British voters and drew parallels to America’s own plight.
“People want to take their country back and they want to have independence,” Trump said from his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. “You’re going to have many cases where they want to take their borders back, their monetary back, they want to be able to have a country again and it’s going to happen more and more.”
Trump went on to blame President Obama, in part, for the decision of British voters. In April, president Obama visited Great Britain to warn them against leaving the EU.
“I was actually very surprised that President Obama were to come over here and he were to be so bold as to tell the people over here what to do,” Trump added. “If he had not said it, I think your result might have been different.”
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