Donald Trump Jr just waded into the Brexit debate and people are furious

Sophia Ankel
Wednesday 20 March 2019 10:00
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With nine days to go until Britain is meant to leave the European Union and the country in the midst of a "constitutional crisis", the last thing we need is advice from someone like Donald Trump Jr.

But now, without anyone asking, President Trump's proud eldest, has come out and said that the "establishment" is "trying to silence the voices" of those who voted for Brexit and that Theresa May "should have taken" his father's advice. Yes, really.

Writing in The Telegraph, Trump Jr. said that prime minister Theresa May "must honour" her vow that Britain would leave the EU, which she has "promised on more than 50 separate occasions".

Referencing that time when his father told Theresa May to "sue the EU", Trump Jr said:

But Mrs May ignored advice from my father, and ultimately, a process that should have taken only a few short months has become a years-long stalemate, leaving the British people in limbo.

Trump Jr., whose net worth is reputed to be $200m and who is also the vice president of his father's business empire, has added that the Brexit deadlock was an example of “establishment elites trying to subvert the will of the people". He said:

(But) the battle for independence isn’t over; it has only just begun.

The elites will not surrender their power lightly, and we shouldn’t expect them to. But we need to keep fighting to reclaim it for the people.

But the businessman wasn't the only American weighing in on the Brexit drama. US national security adviser, John Bolton, also accused UK politicians of failing to "give effect" to the referendum result.

Speaking to Sky News, Bolton said:

The president has been clear that he wants a resolution of this issue that allows the United States and Britain to come to trade deals again. He sees huge opportunity if Britain’s status can be resolved

Well, we hate to break it to you, but the last thing Britain needs right now is your advice.

Last week the US president said that he was "surprised how badly" the Brexit negotiations had gone for the UK, adding that "I think we will stay right in our lane".

HT The Guardian

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