The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has praised the British publish, saying they “took back control of their country” by voting to leave the European Union. The property tycoon has been vocal in his support of a Brexit in recent months.
Trump, who is in Scotland to open a golf course, had said he would be personally inclined to leave the EU in the run up to the referendum vote and said Britons “took back control of their country” by voting to quit the EU.
“People are angry, all over the world, they’re angry,” he said. “They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over. Nobody even knows who they are. They’re angry about many, many things.”
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Asked if he meant in the United States or United Kingdom, Trump said: “There’s plenty of other places. This will not be the last,” Reuters reported.
Last week, in an interview with the Sunday Times, Trump once again aired his opinion that the UK would be better off outside the EU.
“I would personally be more inclined to leave, for a lot of reasons like having a lot less bureaucracy,” he told the publication. “But I am not a British citizen. This is just my opinion.” (RT)