HAASS: Brexit is a ‘warning’ for Hillary Clinton

Friday, June 24, 2016
By Paul Martin

Pamela Engel
June 24, 2014

Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass warned Friday that the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union should give Hillary Clinton’s US presidential campaign a reason to worry.

The British vote to leave the EU, known as “Brexit,” signals a rise in the populism and nationalism on which US presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have built their campaigns.

“I think Mr. Trump will take some satisfaction – not just because he predicted it, but because the political, social, and economic forces that put Brexit over the top he will see as forces that are very close to his and Bernie Sanders’ base,” Haass said on a conference call.

“For Hillary Clinton’s campaign, this is something of a warning not to underestimate this disaffection, not to underestimate political and economic nationalism” in the US, he added.

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Sanders were largely viewed as insurgent candidates in the 2016 presidential race.

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