Donald Trump backs Brexit

After Barack Obama's intervention in the UK referendum debate backfired, the man who could replace him, Donald Trump, has come out in favour of Britain leaving the EU, in remarks which will embarrass David Cameron

by the commentator on 6 May 2016 07:06

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Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for November's US presidential elections, has backed those in Britain seeking to leave the European Union.

"I would say [the UK] are better off without [the EU], personally, but I'm not making that as a recommendation, just my feeling.

"I know Great Britain very well, I know the country very well, I have a lot of investments there," he told Fox News.

Trump's remarks come just weeks after President Obama intervened in the June 23 referendum, saying Britain would go to the "back of the queue" in any future trade negotiations with the United States following departure from the EU.

Since Obama's intervention, polls have moved in favour of Brexit, suggesting that Obama's remarks have either had no effect or have backfired.

Trump noted the migration crisis. "I think the migration has been a horrible thing for Europe, a lot of that was pushed by the EU," he said.

Trump has been consistently underestimated throughout his campaign, but he still faces an uphill task to defeat the most likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

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