On Wednesday, President Obama tried to tamp down the hysteria in financial markets and nations around the world following the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” decision, telling Steve Inskeep that, “There’s been a little bit of hysteria post-Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO’s gone, the trans-Atlantic alliance is dissolving, and every country is rushing off to its own corner. That’s not what’s happening.”

While Obama, who like many leaders opposed the U.K. leaving the E.U., stayed more restrained, Vice President Joe Biden spoke a bit more bluntly and warned against “reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism,” like Boris Johnson and our own Donald Trump.

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