As the global economic fallout continues from UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union, you’d think that “billionaire businessman” Donald Trump would give the issue at least five minutes thought before he jettisoned out a comment in his Twitter page.
As the Trump jet touched down in Scotland, the Twitter-addicted GOP presumptive nominee posted this:
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
Donald, Donald, Donald, your stupidity, it burns.
First, Scotland is a country.
Second, Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU.
As you can imagine, the social media fallout was fast and furious, especially from angry Scots trolling Trump over his Brexit gaffe.
Here are just a few:
You are a fucking moron.
— Peter Serafinowicz (@serafinowicz) June 24, 2016
Scotland voted IN you moron
— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
Scotland voted Remain, you weapons-grade plum.
— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) June 24, 2016
Americans up early also began to blast the Trump; here are just two of the many to come throughout the day, we’re sure:
Once again, Trump shows that he is a greedy, self-centered, ignorant, tone-deaf moron https://t.co/d7A6hqaROM
— Laura Sesana (@lasesana) June 24, 2016
Trump's excitement about Brexit & the accompanying market crash make more sense if you recall how much he made off American misery in 2008.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 24, 2016
No games! tweeted the goof who flew his Secret Service protection 3,000 miles to watch him talk about GOLF. pic.twitter.com/L15E2Amblu
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 24, 2016
It got even worse.
As Trump arrived at the ninth hole of his new Scotland golf course for a press conference, he was interrupted by a protester, who was swiftly removed as Trump shouted at him to “Go get a job and a haircut”.
When journalists asked Trump his thoughts on the momentous Brexit vote, he had a lot to say. Not about Brexit, about his new golf course and other Trump properties.
“As you know I own Doonbeg in Ireland, a phenomenal hotel. One of the most beautiful hotels. One of the most highly rated hotels in all of Europe and it’s got a golf course on this large almost 500-acre parcel of land, on the Atlantic Ocean, and does great. I own Turnberry. I own Aberdeen,” Trump said.
For what it’s worth, when The Hollywood Reporter asked his thoughts on Brexit earlier this month, Trump responded with one word: “Huh?” And when the journalist interviewing him proceeded to explain what Brexit was, Trump gave us one of his Mensa-like responses: “Oh yeah, I think they should leave.”
As recently as Wednesday, Trump said he didn’t think his opinion on Brexit Remain/Leave referendum mattered since he didn’t know much about the issues involved.
“I don’t think anybody should listen to me because I haven’t really focused on it very much,” Trump told Fox News.
Suddenly today he’s become an expert, claiming that, like his supporters, UK “people want to take their country back.” He just didn’t know which country, because it damn well wasn’t Scotland.
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