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Cruz Puts U.K. at ‘Front of the Line’ for Trade Deal Post-Brexit

  • Republican Cruz says Obama wrong in warning on Brexit Risk
  • Obama said it would take 10 years for U.K. to secure a pact
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The Brexit Debate: What Happens if the U.K. Leaves the EU

White House hopeful Ted Cruz said the U.K. should be “at the front of the line” for a trade deal with the U.S. if it votes to leave the European Union, dismissing President Barack Obama’s warning that a so-called Brexit would threaten transatlantic commerce.

Writing in Britain’s Times newspaper on Wednesday, Republican Senator Cruz said Obama delivered a “slap in the face” to Britons by wading into their debate over whether to remain a member of the 28-nation trade bloc.