Trump Jr. slams Brexit delay: 'Theresa May should have taken my father's advice'

Trump Jr. slams Brexit delay: 'Theresa May should have taken my father's advice'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. blasts Time for choosing 'marketing gimmick' Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year White House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing MORE, the eldest son of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE, slammed the Brexit delay, saying British Prime Minister Theresa May should "have taken my father's advice" on managing the process.

Trump Jr. said the delay in Britain exiting the European Union, which British voters approved nearly three years ago, showed the "will of the people" was being ignored.


He made the case in an opinion piece he wrote for British newspaper The Telegraph titled "Theresa May should have taken my father's advice on Brexit."

"Mrs May ignored advice from my father, and ultimately, a process that should have taken only a few short months has become a years-long stalemate, leaving the British people in limbo," he wrote.

Trump Jr. added that the delay in Brexit showed that "it appears that democracy in the UK is all but dead."

Trump Jr. then compared the Brexit delay to the political environment in the United States, calling it "an example of how the establishment elites try to subvert the will of the people when they’re given the chance."

He also compared the delay to what he called the continued attacks on his father by "Democrats and deep-state operatives in our justice system."

"The Democrats and deep-state operatives in our justice system have been colluding to subvert the will of the American people, with high-level officials even discussing a scheme to try to remove him from office using the 25th Amendment of our constitution," Trump Jr. wrote about his father.

"In a way, you could say that Brexit and my father’s election are one and the same – the people of both the UK and the US voted to uproot the establishment for the sake of individual freedom and independence, only to see the establishment try to silence their voices and overturn their mandates."

President Trump has previously said he had advised May on how to negotiate Brexit, lamenting that "she didn't listen."

“I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to negotiate it and I think you would have been successful. She didn’t listen to that, and that’s fine. I mean ... she’s got to do what she’s got to do. But I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly,” he said.

Though 52 percent of British voters supported a referendum in 2016 to leave the European Union (EU), the government has so far struggled to agree upon a transition plan.

The Parliament has twice rejected a transition deal May has already reached with the EU. It voted last week to delay the country’s withdrawal from the continental pact until the end of June as it continues its deliberations. 

However, if it is unable to agree upon a deal by the end of June, the U.K. will leave the EU without any transition agreement in place.