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    Brexit Vote to Make US 'More Skeptical' of 'Grandiose' Campaign Pledges

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    The fallout from the Brexit vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will teach US voters be wary of false campaign promises, senior Hillary Clinton foreign policy advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters on Monday.

    PHILADELPHIA (Sputnik) — The architects of the Brexit vote "put forward grandiose promises" and later reneged on them, Sullivan claimed. "We think the American people have seen that, and it is going to make them more skeptical of grandiose promises on this side of the Atlantic in this election."

    Many media pundits have argued that the anti-establishment Brexit vote could portend a victory for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the US general election in November.

    Sullivan warned against analogizing the US and UK votes, adding that "to the extent you can draw lessons from the Brexit vote, many of them cut in favor of the kinds of arguments Hillary Clinton has been making on the campaign trail."

    Following a close Brexit vote in June, some UK citizens said they regretted their decision to leave the European Union. The vote led to temporary financial market instability and the appointment of a new UK Prime Minister, Theresa May.

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