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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 05:03 AM

EU official to Trump: Stop, or I'll promote Austin's secession from US

Maybe talks of a “Texit” were thinking too big. On Thursday, the president of the European Union’s executive arm said he might advocate that Austin itself secede from the United States.

“The newly elected US president was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same,” European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, according to the Associated Press, adding that “if he goes on like that, I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas.”

The comment from Juncker came in response to President Donald Trump’s public support of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, aka “Brexit.” Trump has backed the principal of other nations seceding from the EU, according to The Independent.

Britain this week formally began the process of withdrawing from the European Union, following through on last year’s Brexit vote.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/national/official-trump-stop-promote-austin-secession-from/51cuzXsXbZfBZLerx7PHpK/

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