Donald Trump Wants To Be Called 'Mr Brexit' And No One Knows The Hell Why

These are our best guesses as to what he meant.

18/08/2016 15:05 | Updated 18 August 2016

Donald Trump has managed to baffle people around the globe once again, this time by claiming that instead of being known as Mr President, he would one day be known as ‘Mr Brexit’.

The presidential candidate, who has been plummeting in the latest polls, tweeted following an interview with Fox News.

It appears he tweeted after making the same claim on an interview with Fox News.

It’s still not entirely clear what he meant in the interview. He made the comment after describing his movement as an “lovefest,” saying “I see a result coming” and the interviewer saying “the world is changing, we saw Brexit”. 

While many took the opportunity to offer up their own suggestions on what the Republican presidential candidate should be, Trump managed to alienate people usually sympathetic to his cause.


But what could Trump actually be talking about? We’ve put together five completely credible theories behind his statement.

1. The polling theory

Trump believes he can stage a major comeback despite polls showing him on 39% and Clinton on 48%, producing a shock on the scale of the Brexit vote. Although unfortunately for him, Brexit did appear ahead in the polls as early as September 2015 and Remain’s supposed lead in polls was smaller than the one Clinton has now.

2. He’s auditioning a new persona because he is expecting to lose

Maybe he no longer thinks he’s going to be president so is pre-emptively announcing other pursuits, including new personas for a possible attempt to break in to the music business.

3. Facial hair

The third theory is he was announcing he would grow a beard, following in the footsteps of Brexiters Nigel Farage and Michael Gove.

4. He is proposing a new fictional character or referring to an existing one

5. Recent developments have put him in a Brexit sort of mood

Trump must be feeling Brexit vibes after hiring former editor of right-wing news website Breitbart - and Ukip admirer - Steve Bannon, to run his campaign. 

However the latest episode did not endear him to Brexiters such as Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam, who protested the title of Mr Brexit was already taken.

Presumably memories of this tweet will still hang over post-Brexit Britain when President Trump makes his first state visit.

Other people, including keen observers of the US presidential race, had no idea what the hell Trump was talking about.

It also, inevitably, triggered an argument about Brexit, so if you’ve been missing the tone of our referendum debate, you know have this refresher.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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