Clinton Hits Trump for ‘Bombastic’ Reaction to Brexit

Clinton spoke at the US Mayors Conference in Indiana today.

June 26, 2016, 7:36 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- Hillary Clinton today cautioned that the United Kingdom's "Brexit" decision to leave the European Union serves as a "reminder that what happens around the world has consequences that can hit home quickly and affects our lives and our livelihoods."

Without mentioning his name, the Democratic presidential candidate went on to hit Donald Trump for his "bombastic" reaction to the vote, which many world leaders and economists had warned against.

"We need leaders like yourselves, at the local and state and federal level, who understand how to work with other leaders to manage risks, who understand that bombastic comments in turbulent times can actually cause more turbulence, and who put the interests of the American people ahead of their personal business interests," Clinton told a group of mayors at the annual U.S. Mayors Conference in Indianapolis.

In April, Clinton’s senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan released a statement on behalf of the former secretary of state staying that she was in favor of the UK remaining in the EU.

During her remarks today, Clinton also acknowledged what may be similarities between some parts of the electorate in the United Kingdom and the United States –- but didn't seem fazed.

"Just as we have seen, there are many frustrated people in Britain. We know there are frustrated people here at home, too. I've seen it, I've heard it, I know it," she said. "That's why I've worked hard to find solutions to the economic challenges we face. It's why I've put forward real plans to create good paying jobs, raise wages, reduce student debt. Bring down prescription drugs and so much else."

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