On the U.S. campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump touted Britain’s vote to leave the EU as he called for a rejection of so-called free trade deals. Trump likened the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to rape, saying it was “done and pushed by special interests who want to rape our country, just a continuing rape of our country. That’s what it is.” Speaking earlier in the day in Monessen, Pennsylvania, Trump vowed to withdraw from the TPP.
Donald Trump: “I want you to imagine how much better our future can be if we declare independence from the elites who led us from one financial and foreign policy disaster to another. Our friends in Britain recently voted to take back control of their economy, politics and borders.”