Fresh backing for Texas secession? Yeah, sort of

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Published 12:48 pm, Sunday, April 2, 2017

After England voted to break out of the European Union in 2016, Donald Trump crowed about the move and even said people would refer to him as “Mr. Brexit.”

Trump, now President of the United States, is still talking up the move and encouraging other countries to do the same. But apparently the hyping is getting to at least one European politician.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had enough last week and opted to fire back. Junker, from the tiny country of Luxembourg, said he would voice support not only for Texas secession, but other states too.

“If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas, in the United States of America,” Junker told the conference of the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) in Malta. 

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We don’t know how Ohio likes the idea of going solo as there’s been little talk of a “Buckeyexit.” But, the comments excited the Texas Nationalist Movement, which trumpeted (no pun intended) Junker’s comments on it’s own website.

The group issued an unattributed statement saying: “If the EU President wants to support Texas in rejoining the international community as an equal . . . then we say, “Welcome!” If he wants to support Texit out of some misplaced wish to cause mischief within the United States, we say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

So for those keeping score: England is out of Europe, Texas is still part of the United States (although some are trying to change that) and Trump is still president and irritating some foreign leaders.

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