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AirTalk election 2016: How Brexit impacts the campaigns, Sanders support of Clinton, and counting down to the conventions

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Presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump gives a press conference on the 9th tee at his Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayr, Scotland. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

With less than a month left before the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the grind continues for both presumptive presidential nominees, both of whom are working to stay on top of issues that have dogged them for much of the campaign.

For Donald Trump, the issue continues to be money.

After it was reported last week that Trump’s campaign had just over $1 million in its coffers at the beginning of June to the Clinton campaign’s $42+ million, Trump has been scrambling to make up that money, largely through emails asking for donations of $10. As of Monday, Trump’s son Eric says the message had raised $11 million.

There are also questions about how Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union last week will have ripple effects on the presidential campaigns here in the U.S.

The so-called Brexit vote has secessionist groups in Texas pondering the viability of Texas exiting the United States, but would that even be legal?


Louis Desipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Center for Democracy at the University of California Irvine

Zack Courser, Research Director of the Dreier Roundtable and visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College; he tweets @zcourser

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