WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton pledged she will not repeat the failed strategy of Britain's "remain" campaign in the wake of the country's stunning vote to leave the European Union in her own campaign against Donald Trump.
Clinton said in an interview with the social medium LinkedIn on Monday there are parallels between the "leave" campaign that prevailed in the country's EU referendum and the Trump campaign's focus on skepticism of political institutions and the effects of immigration.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said, however, she will not allow Trump to control the debate, as she said the "leave" campaign managed to do in the Brexit vote.
"I don't see it as having a direct impact [on the presidential campaign]," Clinton said. "I do agree, though, with the analysts who are saying, 'Look, the "leave" campaign just told all kinds of false tales.' ... So I really fault the ['remain'] campaign for not taking on all of those wrong, misleading claims."
Clinton pledged she would not do the same with Trump.
"Now we're not sitting around letting Donald Trump say whatever he wants to say, we are responding to what he does say, we are pointing out his intemperate and unqualified presence for being our commander-in-chief. And so, I think we are doing what needs to be done in a campaign, where you're running against someone or some people who will say anything without regard to the truth."
President Barack Obama dismissed Trump's prediction that U.S. voters will follow suit with the United Kingdom and deliver a rebuke to globalism and political elites by electing him in November.
Obama said Trump's personal wealth makes him too much like the individuals he's criticizing to be an effective critic of the effects of globalization.
"Mr. Trump embodies global elites and has taken full advantage of it his entire life," Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "So, he's hardly a spokesperson -- a legitimate spokesperson -- for a populist surge of working-class people on either side of the Atlantic."