VOTES 17,410,742 VOTES
Brexit Upends Global Markets as Stocks, Pound Plunge; Yen Soars
Sofia Horta E Costa
June 24, 2016
* * *
British voters chose to “leave” the European Union on Thursday, defying the polls — and President Barack Obama, who had urged Britain to “remain” in the EU. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also urged Britain to stay in the EU. Only Donald Trump had backed the campaign to leave.
Republican strategists had panned Trump’s decision to travel to the UK in the midst of campaign turmoil, and in the wake of his blistering attack on Hillary Clinton earlier this week.
Now, however, it looks like a risk that paid off handsomely, in the currency of foreign policy credibility.
[. . .]
Brexit: Britain Votes with Trump, against Hillary, Obama