LONDON—On the second day of his trip to Scotland, presumptive Republican presidential nominee and former comedian Donald Trump announced solidarity with the United Kingdom on their decision to withdraw from the EU.
“They are taking their independence, and it’s time we Americans follow suit,” said Trump. “The stronghold of the European Union will no longer have any influence on the US economy. Its time we drop out of the EU!”
After the crowd erupted in a round of confused applause, a member of the British press informed Trump that “tha sodding US idn’t a part o’ the ol’ EU!”
After Trump’s translators conveyed the message, Trump apologized for not being a “know-it-all egghead.”
Trump later released a statement that his first action as president will be joining and leaving the EU.