Trump says Bri­tain should leave EU

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

LONDON—Don­ald Trump told Bri­tons on Sun­day he sup­ported Brexit, re­peat­ing just days be­fore the vote on June 23 that he thinks the UK would be bet­ter off out­side the Euro­pean Union.

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

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

The bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man also told the news­pa­per that he would seek to have good re­la­tion­ships in­ter­na­tion­ally if he were elected pres­i­dent in Novem­ber, in­clud­ing with David Cameron. The Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter has in the past called Trump’s pro­posed tem­po­rary ban on Mus­lims en­ter­ing the United States “di­vi­sive, stupid and wrong”.

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

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

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.

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.—Reuters

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