‘Brexit’ Will Favour United Kingdom: Donald Trump

Donald Trump said that Britain would be better off outside the EU because of high levels of migration.

Updated23 Jun 2016, 05:40 AM IST
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The Republican Presidential nominee Donald J Trump told Britons on Sunday that he supported ‘Brexit’. He further added that the UK would be better off outside the European Union. Trump’s comments come just days ahead of ‘Brexit’ referendum on 23 June.

As the campaign to decide Britain’s EU membership restarted after a three-day hiatus following the killing of lawmaker Jo Cox, Trump, said in a newspaper interview he was backing an “out” vote.

The billionaire businessman told the newspaper that he would seek to have good relationships with world leader if he were elected president in November, including David Cameron.

I would personally be more inclined to leave, for a lot of reasons like having a lot less bureaucracy. But I am not a British citizen. This is just my opinion.
Donald Trump to Sunday Times

This is not the first time Trump has expressed support for ‘Brexit’. In May 2016, Trump said that Britain would be better off outside the EU because of high levels of migration.

Trump, whose mother was Scottish, is due to be in Britain the day after the referendum, when he visits two golf courses he owns in Scotland.

The latest opinion polls showed the ‘Remain’ camp recovering some momentum, although the overall picture remains one of an evenly split electorate.

Trump also said that if he became president he would try to improve the trade deals the U.S. has with China, and work more closely with Russia and that could include co-operating with Russia in the fight against Islamic State.

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 22 Jun 2016, 10:45 PM IST

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