The impact of the U.K. leaving the European Union on the 2016 Presidential election

Hillary Clinton said the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union would usher in a period of “economic uncertainty” and highlighted the need for “experienced leadership” going forward. “We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made,” Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said in a statement. “Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe.” But Clinton also said the vote for Britain to exit the EU, which has come to be known as a Brexit, highlighted the choice for Americans in the 2016 election. While, a triumphant Donald Trump pledged that the U.S. would remain a stalwart ally of Britain after the nation stunningly voted to leave the European Union. Trump, who had sided with those arguing for the so-called Brexit, slammed President Obama for lobbying Britain to stay in the EU. Trump called it yet another example of Obama getting it wrong on the international stage. He mocked Obama for getting involved, saying the president shouldn’t have weighed in on the affairs of another country.

Professor Allan Saxe at the University of Texas at Arlington joined Steve Shine on “Fort Wayne’s Morning News” to talk about the impact this morning.


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