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Trump on Texit: Texas Won't Secede "Because Texas Loves Me"

Donald Trump on Sunday said Texas will not secede from the United States if he is president because "Texas loves me."

Asked what he would do as president if Texas seceded from the United States, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday said he did not think that would happen.

“Texas will never do that because Texas loves me,” Trump told reporters in Scotland. "Texas would never do that if I’m president." The question, asked during a tour of Trump's Scottish golf course, appeared to be an attempt to draw a parallel between Texas and the United Kingdom's vote to withdraw from the European Union.

Texas cannot legally secede from the nation, though the notion surfaces from time to time.

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