- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ahead of Thursday’s referendum, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said his “inclination” would be for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, though he admitted he hasn’t focused on the issue that much and said people should make up their own minds.

“I don’t think anybody should listen to me [because] I haven’t really focused on it very much, but my inclination would be to get out,” Mr. Trump said on Fox Business Network.

“Go it alone. It’s a mess,” he said. “When you look at what’s happened with the, as an example, the migration — when you look at the things that are going on over there, my inclination would be go it alone and go back to where you came from. … That’s just my feeling.”

British voters will vote on Thursday on whether the U.K. should remain in the European Union.

“Now, with that being said, I want people to do what they want to do,” Mr. Trump said.

“It’s not politics because it doesn’t help me one way or the other,” he said. “I mean, getting out or staying in makes no difference to me. It doesn’t have any impact on me.”

“I’m just saying my inclination,” Mr. Trump said. “And I also tell people: Don’t go with [the] recommendation, because it’s a recommendation that I make, but that’s where I stand.”

Mr. Trump is traveling to Scotland later this week for an event at one of his golf courses.

“I’m going to be over there during the storm,” he said. “I’m right in the middle of it. I’ll be over there just as the decision’s coming [in].”

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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