Daily Mail: White House in crisis talks as Britain DEFIES Obama to quit European Union and plunge world markets into shock
* White House was quiet on Friday morning as Britain spectacularly decided to leave the European Union
* The president, on the West Coast for a summit and fundraising events, will be updated 'as the situation warrants' the White House said
* It offered no declaration of policy as the pound plunged and the stock market crashed abroad
* Vice President Joe Biden was in Ireland, receiving an honorary doctorate, he said in his speech, 'I must say we had looked for a different outcome'
* Obama had publicly aligned himself with Prime Minister David Cameron - who is resigning - in the fight to keep the EU intact
* In the race for the White House, Hillary Clinton joined Obama on the side of the 'remain' campaign and Donald Trump urged Britian to 'leave'
It said in a statement early Friday that the president, on the West Coast for fundraising events, would be updated 'as the situation warrants' and offered no declaration of policy as the pound plunged and the stock market crashed abroad.
'We expect the President will have an opportunity to speak to Prime Minister Cameron over the course of the next day, and we will release further comment as soon as appropriate,' the statement read.
Obama had publicly aligned himself with Prime Minister David Cameron in the fight to keep the EU intact, an unusual intervention in another country's politics at the invitation of its leader of the moment.
The referendum result was as much a smack down of Obama as it was Cameron, who said this morning that he would resign in October.
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WNU Editor: This is a huge blow for President Obama .... cannot say it in any other way.
More News On President Obama's Reaction To The Brexit Vote
Obama: Brexit won't affect 'special relationship' -- Poltico
Obama reaffirms 'special relationship' with UK after Brexit -- The Hill
US and UK special relationship is 'enduring', Obama says after Brexit -- The Guardian
Obama: We respect the U.K.'s decision on Brexit -- USA Today
Barack Obama weighs in on Brexit vote amid global panic: 'UK and US will remain indispensable partners' -- The Independent
White House: Obama briefed on 'Brexit,' will talk to U.K.'s Cameron soon -- USA Today
After warning Britain not to leave the E.U., Obama strikes a calming tone -- Washington Post
Breaking: Brexit Decision Deals Another Blow to Obama -- Roll Call