U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling blocking his plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and give them work permits, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday tried to limit the fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, which threatens to harm the U.S. economic recovery, derail his trade agenda and distract U.S. allies from global security issues.
Obama, who had argued passionately against Britain leaving the EU in a trip to the country this year, vowed that Washington would still maintain both its "special relationship" with London and close ties to Brussels.
"While the UK's relationship with the EU will change, one thing that will not change is the special relationship that exists between our two nations. That will endure," he told an event at Stanford University, referring to close ally Britain. "The EU will remain one of our indispensable partners," Obama said.
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WNU Editor: There is nothing that President Obama can do to change the outcome .... he has said that he has accepted the vote .... but saying things like this is not helpful .... Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House (Reuters).
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