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Trump Assures Brexit Voters US-UK Relations Are Safe If He Becomes President

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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said trade between the U.S. and Britain won’t be affected by the outcome of the June 23 Brexit vote if he is elected president.

Despite a recent attempt from Britons to get Trump banned from the country, the businessman wants to continue a close relationship with the UK, even if it votes to leave the European Union. Trump said he has “no preference” on the outcome of the referendum, as it “wouldn’t make any difference,” while speaking on Piers Morgan’s morning show on ITV Sunday. (RELATED: UK Gov’t Issues Statement On Possibly Banning Trump From Britain)

“I think if I were from Britain, I would probably not want it,” Trump said. “I’d want to go back to a different system.”

President Barack Obama visited London in April to campaign for the country to remain in the European Union. Obama’s main argument was that a new trade agreement between the U.S. and the UK would take years to accomplish since the EU would receive preference. (RELATED: Chance Of Brexit Plummets Following Obama Intervention)

Trump assured Britons that the UK would “certainly not” fall to the “back of the queue” if he is elected president.

Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP party and one of the Brexit campaign’s main figures, praised Trump for taking a more neutral position than Obama.

“It just goes to show Donald Trump is measured, neutral, doesn’t want to get stuck into the punch-up,” Farage said Sunday. “He’s given a very diplomatic answer.”

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