Donald Trump – U.S. presidential candidate – thrust himself into the heart of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. As a result, he began to draw parallels on Friday to his own campaign on how and why the U.S should limit illegal immigration and build a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico. “People really see a big parallel. A lot of people are talking about that, and not only the United States but other countries” stated Trump while he was in Scotland to reopen a golf resort he owns.
“People want to take their country back. They want to have independence in a sense. You see it with Europe, all over Europe,” rehashed Trump, the Republican nominee in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. “You’re going to have many other cases where they want to take their borders back. So I think you’re going to have this happen more and more. I really believe that, and I think that it’s happening in the United States. It’s happening by the fact that I’ve done so well in the polls.”
Trump arrived in his signature helicopter at Turnberry near his clubhouse resort, a Scottish flag blowing in the wind. He said the vote was a drawback also to U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, who had urged Britons to stay in the EU, a lost for both the countries rulers. “It’s something he shouldn’t have done. It’s not his country. It’s not his part of the world. He shouldn’t have done it. And I actually think that his recommendation perhaps caused it to fail,” Trump claimed. Months prior to the decision Trump said he would be inclined to leave the EU. On Friday he told the media: “I said this was going to happen, and I think that it’s a great thing.”
Trump had exchanged insults with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the supporter for the UK staying in the EU and told reporters on Friday after the vote he would resign by October. Cameron had called Trump’s anti-immigrant policy ideas divisive and wrong.
“I think David Cameron is a good man. He was wrong on this,” Trump stated. He predicted Britain and the United States would remain “great allies.” More than half a million Britons signed a petition earlier this year to close Trump from entering Britain, where he has business interests. In response to his call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States. British lawmakers decided against the ban as a violation of free speech.