U.S. Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump says President Obama sent a “bad signal” to Britain leading up to the Brexit vote. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday (June 25) for admonishing Britain in April that it could "move to the back of the queue" for a U.S. trade deal if it voted to leave the EU in a referendum. The "Leave" vote scored an unexpected victory in Thursday's ballot. Trump, who is in Scotland to reopen a golf resort, said that Obama erred by sending mixed signals. "Well Obama said that 'back of the line, everybody goes to the back of the line'. Now he comes out and says something different. I thought that was a bad signal. I think his signal was a very bad signal to the UK," said Trump. Trump told reporters he thought other countries might now leave the EU. "I think a lot of other people are gonna follow. I believe you'll see I'm the one who said this was gonna happen. I believe you're gonna see other people do the same," he said. Trump has spoken out in favor of the so-called Brexit, and said that it could signal discontent in the U.S. that would help him win the upcoming election.