Trump on Brexit Vote: 'I Hope America Is Watching'

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jun 24, 2016 7:50 AM
Trump on Brexit Vote: 'I Hope America Is Watching'

Speaking in Turnberry, Scotland, where he delivered remarks on the reopening of his refurbished golf course, Donald Trump said the Brexit vote was "purely historic."

While his speech focused on the golf course, the press was sure to pepper him with questions about the vote during the Q&A.

“I see a parallel between what’s happening in the U.S. and what’s happening here,” he said, adding that people want to see borders.

While Trump supported the Leave campaign ahead of the vote, he also made sure to stress that it was his opinion only and voters should not listen to him.

“It’s the will of the people,” he said. "They're angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over. Nobody even knows who they are. They're angry about many, many things."

“Ultimately I think it will be a good thing,” he continued. 

While he declined to weigh in on whether or not he supported the breakup of the EU, he did say it “looks like it’s on its way” and “we’ll see what happens.”

“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,” he said in a statement ahead of the press conference.

“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.”