- The Washington Times - Friday, June 24, 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday cheered the United Kingdom’s historic vote to exit the European Union.

“They took back control of their country. It’s a great thing,” said Mr. Trump, who was in Scotland visiting one of his golf resorts.

Mr. Trump, whose campaign shares many of the concerns — especially concerns of immigration — that ruled the Brexit vote, said that “all over the world, people are angry.”

“They’re angry over borders. They’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over. Nobody even knows who they are,” he said. “They’re angry about many, many things.”

Mr. Trump also predicted that more member of the EU would exit.

“This will not be the last,” he said.

U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden also briefly addressed the “Brexit” in a speech Friday across the Irish Sea in Dublin, saying the U.K. will remain an “indispensable” partner in assuring America’s economic and national security, even though the administration urged the kingdom to stick with Europe.

“Not how we would have preferred it to be, but respect their position,” he said in a wide-ranging speech on the Irish-American experience, the global economy and what he viewed to be the dangerous rise of xenophobic politics in America and Europe.

Mr. Biden said the U.S. will give EU leadership in Brussels the breathing room to figure out “what this new relationship will look like.”

The vice president didn’t mention Mr. Trump by name, but chided politicians who would “scapegoat immigrants instead of welcoming them,” and “build walls instead of bridges.”

“It is un-American, what we have been seeing,” Mr. Biden said.

Tom Howell Jr. contributed to this article.

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