- The Washington Times - Friday, June 24, 2016

Filmmaker Michael Moore responded to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union by begging Brussels to consider the U.S. as its replacement.

“Europe, u are better off w/o Brits! Now that there’s a vacancy, take us! We want what Europe has: free health care, free college, real beer!” the director tweeted early Friday.

Mr. Moore directed the documentary “Sicko” in 2007, which touted communist Cuba’s health care as a model that U.S. politicians should look to for legislative inspiration.

“Hail Trumptannia! Fear Wins Out In UK. Britain votes to ‘build a ‘wall’ by leaving EU. Hatred of immigrants, xenophobia, nationalism reign,” Mr. Moore continued.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump soon weighed in on the referendum while speaking at Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland.

“I think it’s a great thing that’s happened. It’s an amazing vote, very historic,” Mr. Trump said. “People are angry all over the world. They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are. They’re angry about many, many things in the U.K., the U.S. and many other places. This will not be the last.”

Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to the outcome by announcing his resignation. He plans to step down by October.

“The British people have made the very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction,” Mr. Cameron said during a Friday press conference from 10 Downing Street. “I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.”

Reaction to Mr. Moore’s public desire to have the U.S. absorbed into the European Union was swift.

“Move to someplace ‘better’ than the nation of your birth. You embarrass us,” responded Alo Konsen.

“YOU want what Europe has. I prefer sovereignty and freedom,” added another.

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