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How should Hillary Clinton handle the Brexit question?

Right from the jump Donald Trump has tried to turn the British vote into a plus for HIM….

In Scotland to promo HIS Golf Course’s ….

Not gain some knowledge of Foreign Affairs….

Trump says the vote plays to his anti-establishment show….

Maybe…

But in a country where the British voters more mirror the GOP Primary ones…

Things are different in the general election…

Here we have more than double the amount of non-white voters and they are firmly behind the Democrats…

Hillary Clinton has been circumspect in her response to the vote…

Pointing to her experience and leaning more and more on Bernie Sanders campaign talking points that go to the voter anger by those American’s who feel they want more, like the feelings in the UK….

For now?

Everybody will have to wait for the dust to settle…

Hillary Clinton included…

The Democratic candidate who prides herself on being a wonk — one who embraces policy details, compared to her opponent whom she paints as a self-congratulating empty suit — notably steered clear Friday of the gritty details of what Britain’s stunning exit from the European Union means for the economy, or for her centrist, establishment campaign.

“This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests,” Clinton said in a brief statement, underscoring her own campaign themes as well as her contrast message with Trump. “It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”

Clinton campaign operatives distanced the problems abroad from those at home, noting that a vote on whether or not the UK left the European Union was “profoundly” different from a vote on who should serve as commander-in-chief of the United States.

“Britain and the United States are different countries,” said Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri. While the far right in Europe has fanned the flames of anti-immigrant nationalism, a Clinton aide pointed out that the non-white population in the United Kingdom is 13 percent, compared to twice that — 26 percent — at home.

Clinton’s senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan also said his boss had not spoken to any European leaders Friday, noting they “had their hands full dealing with the crisis.”

“The American people need a steady hand at the wheel in times of uncertainty,” Sullivan repeated multiple times on a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, a few hours after Trump lauded the vote as a “great thing” and noted it would only increase business at his Turnberry golf course if the pound faltered. “Every time there is a significant national and global event, he proves again that he is temperamentally unfit for the job,” Sullivan said. “Donald Trump actively rooted for this outcome, and he’s rooting for the economic turmoil in its wake. He actually put his golf business ahead of the interests of working families in the United States.”

Even with Democrats watching the Brexit vote with some consternation, Clinton’s team claimed it is already fully addressing those economic issues fueling populist resentment at home and abroad. “She has heard and felt the sense of frustration,” Sullivan said, “the sense that our economy is not working for everyone. She’s made clear that she intends to make the kinds of bold investments and policy reforms to make the economy work for everyone.”…

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Hillary Clinton on British EU vote isn’t about selling Golf Courses….

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Accompanied by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L), Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to meet with House Democrats June 22, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Clinton joined the House Democratic Caucus meeting as she continued to campaign for the election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

While Donald Trump contemplated its impact on his golf courses, Hillary Clinton responded to the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union by talking about the economy and international relationships:

“We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made. Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe. This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests. It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”

Imagine that.

But no, really, let’s not let ourselves get distracted from the important questions. What about Donald Trump’s golf courses?

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