Trump compares the US election to Brexit

Donald Trump says his election victory would be 'Brexit plus plus plus' in final push for votes

'It will be an amazing day, it will be called ‘Brexit plus plus plus’. You know what I mean?'

Lizzie Dearden@lizziedearden
Tuesday 08 November 2016 10:05
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Donald Trump has compared his possible victory in the US election to Brexit during a final push for votes.

Speaking in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Republican candidate said: “Look, we are going to deliver justice the way justice used to be in this country.

“At the ballot box on November 8th we are going to do something so special. It will be so special.

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“It will be an amazing day, it will be called ‘Brexit plus plus plus’. You know what I mean?”

Earlier in the rally on Monday afternoon, he claimed his rival Hillary Clinton was the “most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States”, after an FBI investigation into her email practices found she should not face charges.

“If we don't win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy and money in my life,” Mr Trump said as he ended a marathon final day of campaigning in Grand Rapids, Michigan, later in the day. “We have to win.”

Mr Trump has made no secret of his support for the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, calling himself “Mr Brexit” earlier this year.

He hailed the referendum as a “great victory” against the “global elite” and immigration, drawing parallels with his own anti-establishment campaign in the US.

Critics have ridiculed the comparison, pointing out the tumbling value of the pound, political instability, hate crimes and troubled foreign relations since the EU referendum.

Mr Trump and Ms Clinton have been jetting around America to close out their campaigns ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

More than 21 million people had already voted in advance polling, with results starting at 6pm Eastern Time (11pm GMT).

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