Published On: Fri, Oct 4th, 2019

Helen Mirren: How Helen Mirren warned US not to make same ‘mistake as British’ on Brexit | World | News

In a promotional video in support of Hillary Clinton in 2016, Dame Helen Mirren warned US citizens not to make the same “mistake” as Britain on June 23. The video was made ahead of the 2016 US election and only a few month after 52 percent of the British people voted to leave the European Union.

The British actress told Americans they must have “no regrets” by failing to vote on the day of the presidential elections on November 8.

Dame Helen described Brexit as a blow to Britain’s economy as well as to humanity.

She also suggested 52 percent of the electorate cast their vote out of fear, rather than a desire to leave the bloc.

The Leave vote won with a 52 percent majority, while almost 30 percent of British citizens failed to vote at all.

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Although the 74-year-old didn’t mention Hillary Clinton or her rival, US President Donald Trump, directly in the video, she made it clear she was supporting the former First Lady.

In a thinly-veiled message she revealed her support for Clinton by stating “love must trump hate” at the end of the video entitled No Regrets.

In the video, released on October 26, 2016, she said: “You know I’ve done a few things that I have regretted in my life. And you probably have too.

“But I think those things would pale in comparison to the regret you’ll feel after November the 8th if you don’t vote.

The actress had previously suggested that Mr Trump becoming president would be “the end of America as a great country”.

The remarks were made during an interview with Channel 4 in February 2016.

But the iconic actress’ plea to the American voters didn’t help.

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the US.

Ahead of the election, it was widely assumed Ms Clinton would win.

However, in the end, Mr Trump won the states he needed and received 304 votes from the electorate against Ms Clinton’s 227.

The final polls showed a lead by the former First Lady – and in the end she did receive more votes.

Mr Trump himself expected, based on polling, to lose the election, and rented a small hotel ballroom to make a brief concession speech.

He has later said: “I said if we’re going to lose I don’t want a big ballroom.”

Trump also said he was surprised by how “that map was getting red as hell. That map was bleeding red … I always used to believe in [polls]. I don’t believe them anymore.”

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