The White House spokesman has claimed Donald Trump was a “leader in the effort to call Brexit” – despite the now president’s ocassional confusion as to what the term meant.
Sean Spicer said Mr Trump was “well steeped” in world affairs, especially issues relating to Europe and Nato.
“He was a leader in the effort to call for Brexit,” he told reporters at the White House.
Mr Trump flew to Scotland last year, the morning after the results of the referendum to push to leave the European Union were revealed. He suggested his campaign for the White House had helped those who wanted to leave and said the people of Britain had taken “back their country”. 
“They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over, nobody even knows who they are,” said Mr Trump at the ceremony to mark the reopening of a golf resort he owns on …