Fox Host: “President Obama Can Also Be Blamed” For Brexit

Eric Bolling: Nigel Farage Said Obama's Comments Pushed Votes To Leave Moment So “Obama Can Also Be Blamed”

From the June 24 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): K.G., a lot of people say it was all about immigration. They said the U.K. wanted sovereign borders, all about the money on Wall Street today. What is it? Some of both?

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (CO-HOST): I think it’s a variety, a complexity of factors involved. I think the immigration piece certainly was powerful, especially in light of all the migrants and the refugees coming in, and it's more about having ownership and a sense of nationalism, controlling borders, making those decisions for your country in particular versus more of a globalist approach. And you see some of that going here in this country. So it’s mirroring and echoing some of the sentiment, some of the things that Donald Trump has been talking about, so this might be part of a larger populist movement that we’re seeing take shape that could have impact ultimately here on the United States. Sort of a tipping point.

BOLLING: My good friend, Juan, here -- Nigel Farage, who’s one of the leaders of the leave, exit push --

JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): The Donald Trump of Britain. 

BOLLING: OK, well let’s call him that. He's actually saying that President Obama saying “England get to the back of the queue” in April was part of the reason there were some votes in favor for exiting, so President Obama can also be blamed for the exit as well.

WILLIAMS: Wow. I didn’t know he was that powerful. But if you want to give him that much credit -- I don’t think Obama deserves that much attention from the Europeans or the Brits, but I do think that people who have said it was going to have tremendous consequences for on the economic markets, hmm, I guess they were right.


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