Will Brexit help elect Trump?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry

 

"Trump had expressed support for the Brexit in the past. On Friday, he likened voters’ decision in the U.K. to the U.S. presidential election. 'People want to take their country back and have independence. You’re going to have many other cases where they want to take their borders back,” he said. “They want to take their monetary back. They want to take a lot of things back. They want to be able to have a country again.'"    [theatlantic.com]

 

In the U.K. the vote was for Brexit.

Auspicious for him, Trump expects it.

The Brits, do remember,

Don't vote in November.

Let's pray there's a landslide for Trexit.

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  • 1. There were rational arguments for Brexit, such as don't make the laws in Brussels. Trump relies on the cognitive impaired.
    2. The proponents of Brexit already are saying "well we didn't mean all of that." As Bush 43 demonstrates, there isn't a do over for a Presidential election, no matter how much Florida wanted one.

  • I don't know if Brexit really tells us anything about the Trump phenomenon, but if it does, it might counsel those to are tempted by him to think again. The populist, anti-establishment sentiment behind the vote of many in England is now leading some to wake up to a terrible hangover. Maybe some potential Trump voters will consider that hangover before they swallow his bitter cocktail.

  • As pointed out on several international newscasts yesterday, and eventually documented in the Huff Post most of the English hate crimes target an immigrant group from within the EU that is prevalent in the Chicago area, and whose illegal labor Trump uses. It is not Mexicans or Islamic refugees.

  • Bravo, AW. Well-said, Jack.
    And how ironic that he was speaking at the opening of one of his Scottish golf courses...

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    ...as it was frequently pointed out, Scotland voted "Remain." There are also rumblings that Scotland will ask for a redo on its independence vote.

  • In reply to jack:

    My point exactly. Did he not know that, or didn't he care?
    Yes, there is a petition for a redo...and in the meantime....

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Usually the case is 6 of one and as half dozen of the other.

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