Trump’s Foreign Fail: Couldn’t Even Get Scottish Brexit Results Right FROM Scotland
Trump’s Foreign Policy Faux Pas
Donald Trump praised Scotland early this morning for Britain’s decision on Brexit, by congratulating the Scotts for “taking their country back.” The only problem is that Scotland overwhelmingly voted to stay inside the European Union, with 62 percent of its population voting STAY.
Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
The presumptive Republican nominee arrived in Scotland to visit his golf courses and mark the official opening of his Turnberry golf resort. In a speech, he congratulated the people and wished them the best of luck in this historic event and even compared Brexit, which he referred to as the independence from the European Union, with the November presidential elections in the U.S. in which:
“the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence.”
Trump said this was Britain’s chance to take their border and their money back and assured the audience that other countries will follow. This statement was also posted on the Republican’s Facebook page. However, Trump’s excitement about Scotland allegedly winning its independence was quickly shot down by many. One of the first to reply to Trump was singer and brother to Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen, Lily Allen:
@realDonaldTrump Scotland voted IN you moron
— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
Many others then joined the ranks:
@realdonaldtrump Scotland voted Remain, you weapons-grade plum.
— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) June 24, 2016
The billionaire tycoon also insisted that the decline of the British pound was actually good for local businesses, including his golf course. As stated by The New York Times, in his press conference the Republican said:
“Look, if the pound goes down, they’re going to do more business. When the down pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly.”
Nevertheless, Trump’s comment on Scotland was hilariously off the mark; the orange-skinned Republican has slightly improved his knowledge considering he didn’t even know what Brexit meant, believing it was a vote against migration, his sole obsession. Trump has promised the new independent Britain a very close relation to the U.S. under his administration. He will visit his Aberdeen golf course tomorrow, where a surprise awaits him. Perhaps this gives him a better idea of the urgency with which he needs to stop making comments on foreign policy, politics, and economics issues of which, clearly and repeatedly, he knows nothing.
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