President Obama on Brexit: “We respect their decision’

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barack obama on brexit

This Friday, Brexit poll results revealed that Great Britain will leave the European Union, a shocking decision which led to Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation.

Barack Obama was a supporter of the “Remain” camp, encouraging the British to remain in the EU. However, after the country decided to split paths with the Union, the President released a statement, expressing his opinion about this historical decision.

This won’t change anything between the U.S. and the U.K.

“The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision,” Barack Obama said. “The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy.”

However, he wanted to emphasize the fact that the United States’ relationship with the EU will remain unchanged, even after Brexit, considering how the Union helped to promote stability and stimulate economic growth.

“The United Kingdom and the European Union will remain indispensable partners of the United States even as they begin negotiating their ongoing relationship to ensure continued stability, security, and prosperity for Europe, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the world,” the President added.

Of course, everybody was looking forward to what presidential candidates will say about the referendum. First of all, Donald Trump seemed to celebrate the vote, as he was a supporter of the “Leave” camp, according to Politico.

Check your facts, Mr. Trump

“They took back their country,” the Republican said, without knowing that voters in Scotland overwhelmingly opted for “Remain”.

Hillary Clinton, on the other side, said that the result of Brexit brings a “time of uncertainty” and avoided launching an attack at Trump.

“This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests,” the Democratic nominee said in a statement. “It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”