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Second Brexit referendum would be 'very unfair': Trump

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

AFP Washington, USA Mar 14, 2019, 09.07 PM (IST)

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that a new Brexit referendum -- touted by many in Britain who say the first vote to leave the European Union led to political chaos -- would be unfair.

"I don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to people who have won" in the initial referendum to quit the European Union, he said in the White House.

Trump also said he was "surprised to see how badly it has all gone" in the attempt to disentangle Britain from the EU.

"I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly," he said, calling the shambolic situation a "shame."