He said: “I don’t think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won, that say ‘What do you mean you’re going to take another vote?’. So that’d be tough.
“I thought it [the 2016 referendum result] would happen, it did happen, but both sides are very, very, you know, they’re cemented in. It’s a tough situation. It’s a shame. Frankly, its a shame.
“There was no reason for that to happen. They could have had the vote and it should have gone smoothly. Unfortunately, it didn’t. It’s a very complicated issue, and actually the issue on the border of Ireland is one of the most complex points.”
Mr Trump said an extension seemed inevitable but he would like to see Brexit “work out”.
He said: “I think they’re going to have to do something because right now they’re in the midst of a short period of time, and they’re not going to be able to do that.
“I would like to see that whole situation with Brexit work out. You know, we’re talking to them about trade, and we can do a very big trade deal with the UK. But it’s very sad to see what’s happening there, and there was no reason.”