Guardian: Hillary Admits Brexit Vote Set Stage for US election Defeat

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Hillary Clinton has said the vote for Brexit, and specifically the claims made in the EU referendum campaign, were a forerunner of her defeat to Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election.

During an interview for BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, she said: “Looking at the Brexit vote now, it was a precursor to some extent of what happened to us in the United States.”

Referring to “the amount of fabricated, false information that your voters were given by the Leave campaign,” she said: “You know, the big lie is a very potent tool, and we’ve somewhat kept it at bay in Western democracies, partly because of the freedom of the press.”

Read more at the Guardian here.

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