Donald Trump News for June 24, 2016

(Trump.newsIt’s a BREXIT, but presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump instinctively sought to calm nerves – and markets – around the world. His campaign released the following statement that is both inspiring and reassuring:

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. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration.

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.

And speaking of BREXIT, does Britain’s declaration of independence from the European Union bode well for Trump? Some are already saying that it does, because – like Britain’s citizens and Trump’s historic and unconventional rise to the top of the Republican Party have both demonstrated – the masses are revolting against the ruling elite, in America and the world. Per the BBC, from June 20, on five reasons why the BREXIT could be a signal that Trump will win the White House:

The two most surprising political phenomena of this year have been the rise of Donald Trump and the success of the Leave Europe camp in Britain’s referendum on Brexit. 

Few pundits saw either coming (and full disclosure, I include myself here, particularly on Trump) – but we should have and now would be a good chance to make up for past oversight by looking at how the two are linked.

Later this year, Americans will decide whether to elect Donald Trump as the 45th US President, or Hillary Clinton.

Opinion polls also suggest this race is close, though with five months to go, those polls aren’t terribly instructive yet. Yet the result next week in Britain could give us some indication of how Americans will vote in November. 

Here’s five reasons why.

Read them, here. And to see who was on the wrong side of this issue in the United States, click here (hint: it wasn’t Trump).

Though he said in an earlier interview with a British paper that because he wasn’t a British citizen what he thought about leaving the EU didn’t matter (he backed BREXIT), Trump – currently in Scotland to open a new golf course (thereby creating jobs, by the way) – did say that his sense was British citizens would back independence. Per Breitbart News:

“This is an amazing honor,” Trump said as he took the podium, after a protester briefly interrupted the event and was escorted out of the press conference. “Very historic day for a lot of reasons, not only Turnberry,” Trump stated, referencing the Brexit vote. “Not only did it win, but it won by a much bigger margin than people” had thought, and “it’s always the will of the people ultimately that wins out.”

“I felt it was going to happen,” he added of the Brexit vote.

“It was very exciting coming in,” he added of the night before when he arrived in Scotland. “I think that it’s purely historic and what’s happening is historic.”

There’s much more, here.