WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says that he doesn't anticipate "major, cataclysmic changes" as a result of Britain's pending exit from the European Union.

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says that he doesn't anticipate "major, cataclysmic changes" as a result of Britain's pending exit from the European Union.

Speaking to NPR, Obama also says there are more differences than similarities when it comes to Britain's election compared with the current presidential election in the United States where discontent has fueled Republican Donald Trump's rise.

Obama says Europe hasn't fared as well as the United States since the financial crisis that struck in 2008, and there was some belief that the European Union was moving too fast and without as much consensus as it should.

Obama says a similarity he sees in the two elections is the ability some have to tap into fear that people may have about losing control.