They took back their country, it’s a great thing – Donald Trump
Photo above: Trump arrives his golf course in Turnberry June 24, 2016 after Brexit vote. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
U.S. presumptive Republican nominee, billionaire business mogul, Donald Trump said that British citizens took back their country; “they took back their country, it’s a great thing.” The Brexit vote shows the weakness not only of the EU and globalization but also of polling and by Jupiter, Donald Trump loves that! . . .
British citizens were constantly reminded that being in the EU means you cannot control immigration. This bodes well for Trump. And it was ironic then that Trump arrived in Scotland (coincidence or not?) after the Brexit vote where he gave a press conference that was classic Trump. The GOP frontrunner thrust himself into the heart of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on Friday, calling it a “great” development and drawing parallels to his own insurgent campaign in America.
Photo: Trump arrives his Turnberry golf course after Brexit vote. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT.jpg
Donald Trump was in Scotland to reopen a golf resort he owns: the Turnberry Golf Course in Turnberry, Scotland, United Kingdom. Trump seized the moment and wasted no time interpreting the outcome of the “Brexit” vote as an example of a global uprising against the established order. It’s an argument he said fit in with his own campaign to shake up Washington by renegotiating free trade deals and stopping illegal immigration in the United States. “I love to see people take their country back,” he said at the news conference. “And that’s really what’s happening in the United States” he hollered.
Photo: Trump is welcomed as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
It will be recalled that more than half a million Britons signed a petition earlier this year to bar Donald Trump from entering Britain, where he has business interests, in response to his call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States. However, British lawmakers decided against a ban as a violation of free speech.
Trump had ventured into the future when early In March this year, he said he suspected Britain may leave the EU because “they’re having a lot of problems” but stressed he did not want to intervene. “I don’t want to make a comment about the UK leaving but I think they may leave based on – I’m there a lot, I have a lot of investments in the UK, and I will tell you that I think they may leave based on everything I’m hearing,” he said at the time.
DONALD TRUMP BERATED PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
Donald Trump berated President Barack Obama’s open appeals to Britain not to leave the European Union. Trump said: ”It’s something he shouldn’t have done. It’s not his country. It’s not his part of the world. He shouldn’t have done it. And I actually think that his recommendation perhaps caused it to fail,” Trump said. Meanwhile, in the U.S., American politicians from all political persuasions took stock of a Brexit vote decision that seemed to indicate that Donald Trump’s political campaign had tapped into a global wave that might be hard to contain – reports of Trump’s dwindling campaign dollars notwithstanding.
Photo: Trump. with his sons Eric, left, and Donald Trump Jr during a ceremony at his revamped Trump Turnberry golf course in Turnberry Scotland Friday June 24, 2016. Trump, in Scotland the day after Brexit vote. Jane Barlow/PA via AP
Trump was joined by his sons Don Jr., Eric and daughter Ivanka, who help manage his business affairs, He arrived in his signature helicopter near his clubhouse resort, a Scottish flag blowing in the Scottish wind. He praised his children’s business acumen, his Scottish-born mother and the golf course itself, dismissing complaints from Republicans that he should have stuck to the campaign trail at home.
As it happened, by turning up when he did, Trump drew global televised attention to his views on the Brexit vote within hours of his arrival on the soil of his mother. The British have “taken their country back,’’ Trump said in Scotland, and Americans will have a similar chance to “make America great again.’’
Trump continued: “Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence,’’ Trump said in a note at his Facebook page after the #Brexit referendum. “Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again.’’
“I really do see a parallel between what’s happening in the United States and what’s happening here,” Trump told waiting reporters at Trump Turnberry today. “You just have to embrace it, it’s the will of the people.”
I can comfortably surmise that a Brexit vote which has turned out to be YES! will give ammunition to the Trumps of this World . . .