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‘It’s to stop the Muslims’: Brexit voter’s reasoning sounds disturbingly like a Trump supporter

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Voter explains why he chose "leave" (Screenshot/Twitter)

A United Kingdom voter explained in terms that sounded not unlike the rhetoric of American presidential candidate Donald Trump why he voted to leave the European Union.

Speaking to Channel 4 News reporter Ciaran Jenkins, the man, who doesn’t give his name, says in no uncertain terms the Brexit referendum vote to leave the trade union was about immigration and really nothing else.

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“It’s all about immigration,” the man said. “It’s not about trade or Europe or anything like that, it’s all about immigration. It’s to stop the Muslims from coming into this country. Simple as that.”

Jenkins then pressed him, “Do you think you voted to leave the EU to stop Muslims coming to the country?”

The man said it was to stop immigration.

“The movement of people in Europe, fair enough,” he said. “But not from Africa, Syria, Iraq, everywhere else. It’s all wrong.”

Jenkins also reported that within five minutes, he heard  three different people shout, “send them home.”

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Watch the video, as posted by Jenkins to Twitter, here:

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