Aside from the millions of UK voters who chose to regain sovereignty last week, one of the biggest winners of the Brexit vote is potentially Donald Trump.
Trump's rise in popularity is in no small part due to the fact that people in the US are tired of the status quo, politics as usual nonsense, and Trump allows for an outlet to that sentiment. The historic vote to regain independence by the UK may very well play into Trump's favor in the US over the course of the next few months, as the UK proved that it is possible to oppose political elites and win. Trump wasted no time in putting out a statement after the final results were in to drive home that point.
Here is Trump's statement
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.
Hillary Clinton on the other hand, was urging Britain to remain in the EU, thus finding herself on the losing end of a historic event that could radically shape the political and economic landscape across the globe for decades to come. Well aware of this fact, and presumably concerned that Trump would be able to capitalize on the Brexit vote, the Clinton campaign is trying desperately to get past the fact that Hillary was on the wrong side of the vote as quickly as possible.
To that end, Clinton is using funds from the $42.5 million in cash on hand at the beginning of June to quickly attack Trump for commenting on his golf course in Scotland instead of being sensitive to the global meltdown that ensued after the vote.
Here is the ad
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It's humorous (and telling) to see just how quickly the Clinton campaign is scrambling to divert attention from Hillary's stance on the Brexit vote. The campaign is obviously trying to redirect public attention from Hillary's support of the global elite to Trump's comments about how business would pick up at Turnberry as the GBP falls in value (which is accurate).
This of course was not lost on Trump, who as usual took to Twitter in order to respond to the ad.
Clinton is trying to wash away her bad judgement call on BREXIT with big dollar ads. Disgraceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2016