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06/25/2016 04:18 am ET Updated Jun 25, 2016

Bill Maher Says 'Pride And Prejudice' Won Out In UK's Brexit Vote

He used Jane Austen to break down the referendum result.

Bill Maher turned to Jane Austen to explain the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.

The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host referenced two of the 18th century British writer's novels on Friday, as he broke down Britain's surprise vote to exit the EU, known as Brexit.

"Forty-eight percent voted for Sense and Sensibility," he said. "And 52 percent voted for Pride and Prejudice."

The comedian said the issue of whether the U.K. should stay inside the European Union had been "hijacked by a bunch of anti-immigration isolationists who are obsessed with the idea that foreigners were stealing their jobs."

"Thank God something like that never happened here," he sarcastically added, in a clear nod toward Donald Trump.

Maher further mocked the presumptive GOP presidential candidate for being in favor of a Brexit.

"Economists all over the world are saying this is a catastrophically stupid move, as evidence they offered lots of data, lots of charts, and the fact that Trump is for it," he said.

Watch the full clip above.

 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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