Brocker.Org: Trump privately tells EU leaders he is worried about Brexit

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Trump pictured alongside
former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

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LONDON — US President Donald Trump has reportedly told European
Union leaders that he’s worried Brexit will have a negative
impact on jobs in America.

In what would amount to a huge U-turn on the subject of Britain’s
departure from the 28-nation bloc, Trump used a meeting with EU
figures to talk about the threat posed to the global economy by
Brexit, the Guardian
reports
.

“On Brexit, [Trump] expressed concern that jobs in the US
would be lost because of Brexit,” one source told the
paper.

Trump has previously been a vocal supporter of Britain
leaving the EU. He described Brexit as a “beautiful thing” during
his presidential campaign and described himself as “Mr
Brexit” upon the Britain’s decision to vote to leave the EU in
June.

The US President appears to have shifted his position on the
issue, amid concern for what Britain leaving the EU could mean
for the US economy and jobs market.

In a 45-minute meeting with European Council President
Jean-Claude Juncker and Commission President Donald Tusk, Trump
expressed concern about Brexit and voiced appreciation for free
market economics advocated by the EU, sources in Brussels told
the Guardian.

The specifics of what Trump said to Juncker and Dusk are not yet
available, but officials in Brussels have noted a marked change
in opinion on the EU from the US President, the report adds.

Brexiteers like Nigel Farage celebrated Trump’s victory in the US
Presidential election as the businessman-turned-politician
promised to put Britain at “the front of the queue” when it comes
to negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal.

However, Trump has poured cold water on this pledge, according to
multiple reports. The US President has re-evaluated his
priorities and put the EU in front of Britain in the queue for
free trade, the Times reported in
April
.

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