Donald Trump mused on Twitter on Thursday 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.
They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2016
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.
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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