After last night's historic referendum which saw the UK vote to leave the European Union, US Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has both tweeted...
Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
... and released a statement on the event.
Issued moments ago on Trump's Facebook page, Trump saw an opportunity to piggyback on the UK's reformist momentum, saying its people have "Declared their independence from the European Union, and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy." The statement goes on to say that a Trump administration would pledge to strengthen ties with Britain, and that come November, the American people would have the chance to re-declare their independence as well, while voting to reject today's rule by global elites.
Statement Regarding British Referendum on E.U. Membership
The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union, and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration.
Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again
Incidentally, whether he realizes it or not, the biggest winner from last night's historic event in the UK is precisely trump, who now can show that "yes, it can be done, and it has been done"...