Trump: Soon you will call me 'MR. BREXIT!'

Donald Trump: Brexit is "historic"

Donald Trump mused on Twitter Thursday morning that the American public would soon have a new nickname for him.

"They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!" Trump wrote on the social media platform.

Trump was referring to the UK's decision to exit the European Union, a referendum vote widely known as "Brexit."

Pollsters and political analysts largely expected the Brexit vote to fail, but in a stunning upset, it passed in late June.

Supporters of the UK referendum held a largely nationalist, anti-globalization point of view, a core tenet of Trump's candidacy. He has in the past drawn comparisons between those who supported the so-called Brexit vote and his supporters.

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Anti-establishment, populist, nationalist views leading to #Brexit parallels rise of Sanders & Trump in US & suggests Nov outcome uncertain
Of course Putin is happy about #Brexit. Undermining the integrity and success of the EU is a key project for him.
Conservative supporters of #Brexit completely under-estimate deeply disruptive effect of this vote and real harm to follow
"...and in the end, Britain, which had colonized the world, destroyed itself in fantasies that it was being colonized in turn" — historians.
Sterling gets trashed after #Brexit outcome but (cheeky) British wit shines through #EUref #FX $GBPUSD $EUR
The Brexit Diet: How to Lose Billions of Pounds in Just Minutes
That's enough fun for one evening. #Brexit
I'm so angry. A generation given everything: Free education, golden pensions, social mobility have voted to strip my generation's future.
Time to make a pot of tea and turn the television off for a while! 🙂
Stop the world im getting off LG x
No matter the outcome, #Brexit polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.

Trump may have been trying to reenergize his supporters after a tough month.

Controversy after controversy has plagued his campaign, leaving his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, with a sizable lead in nearly every national poll.

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