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Hillary Clinton: Brexit Vote Shows Importance of U.S. Election

Democratic Presumptive Nominee for President former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonDemocratic Presumptive Nominee for President former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary ClintonPhotograph by The Washington Post The Washington Post/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton says economic uncertainty sparked by the Britain’s choice to leave the European Union “underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House.”

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says the United States’ “first task” is to ensure economic uncertainty created by the move doesn’t hurt American families. She released a statement on the “Brexit” vote Friday morning.

Like President Barack Obama and most British leaders, Clinton supported the “Remain” effort. Republican Donald Trump has praised the development as “fantastic.”

Clinton says she respects the choice of British voters. The vote, she says, “underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”