Donald Trump is in support of Britain leaving the European Union (EU) and stated that his "feeling" was that the UK should vote towards a separation. Turning to one of his favourite campaign points — migrants — the Republican presidential hopeful said in his opinion, the EU was responsible for the migrant crisis in Europe.
When asked about his views on the Brexit situation in a Fox News interview, the Republican candidate opined: "I would say that they (UK are) better off without it, personally but I'm not making that as a recommendation, just my feeling.
"I know Great Britain very well. I know... the country very well. I have a lot of investments there. I would say that they're better off without it. But I want them to make their own decision."
He went on to address Europe's problems with managing the large inflow of immigrants. "I think the migration has been a horrible thing for Europe.
"I looked at Germany. I looked at different countries, even parts of Sweden, where they've never had a problem in their life and they're going through hell right now. You look at what's going on with that. A lot of that was pushed by the EU."
Trump's comments come a few weeks after Barack Obama voiced his support for the UK staying within the EU. During his three-day visit to the country in April, the US president fielded questions regarding his stand on Brexit and stated that Britain was better off "helping to lead" a strong EU and membership made it a "bigger player" on the world stage.
Trump had criticised Obama's take on the subject. Recently, he told the Daily Mail: "I didn't think it was a good thing for him to do it. I would say that I'm not going to give Britain any advice, but I know there are a lot of people that are very, very much against being in the EU."
The UK will conduct a referendum on 23 June to decide whether or not to continue being a member of the EU.