EU official warns Trump over Brexit support

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LONDON The head of the European Union's executive says that President Donald Trump should stop applauding Brexit or backing the principle of EU defections — or else he will hit back.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at Thursday's congress of his EPP Christian Democrat group that "if he goes on like that, I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas."

Juncker has been irked that Trump "was happy that Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same" and advised that every leader should focus on his or her own job ahead.