Clinton camp blasts Trump over Brexit response: 'He patted himself on the back'

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE’s campaign slammed Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE for his response to Brexit, saying that he “cheered and celebrated” as the move sparked a sharp decline in the stock market.


"Yesterday, amidst the global economic uncertainty that followed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, American families watched as their 401(k) accounts lost more than $100 billion in value over the course of a day,” said Jake Sullivan, an adviser to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a statement, adding that he believes the U.S. will be able to bounce back.

“While markets tumbled and American families’ pocketbooks took a hit, Donald Trump cheered and celebrated,” he continued. “He patted himself on the back and boasted about the money that his golf courses would make as a result of the turmoil.” 

On Friday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee applauded British voters who “took their country back” by voting to leave the European Union. He also predicted that if the value of the pound plummeted, more people would visit Turnberry, his golf course in Scotland, which he visited over the weekend.

“At a time when the world looks to the United States for steady leadership, Donald Trump once again proved two truths about his candidacy — that he is temperamentally unfit to be President of the United States and that he is in it for no one but himself," Sullivan said.