In the early hours of Friday morning, just hours after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump gave a press conference from his private golf course in Scotland praising the decision.
"People are angry all over the world. They're angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are."
"They're angry about many, many things in the U.K., the U.S. and many other places. This will not be the last," he said while taking questions.
In a written statement, Trump reminded the international world the importance of sovereignty.
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...
Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence...
The Republican nominee also posted a number of tweets expressing similarities between his campaign and Great Britain's decisions.
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
Self-determination is the sacred right of all free people's, and the people of the UK have exercised that right for all the world to see.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
America is proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder w/a free & ind UK. We stand together as friends, as allies, & as a people w/a shared history.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016