Donald Trump Calls British E.U. Exit Vote a ‘Great Thing’

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LONDON – Donald Trump, on a visit Friday to his golf courses in Scotland, called British voters’ decision to exit the European Union a “great thing.”

“Basically, they took back their country,” said Trump, wearing his “Make American Great Again” cap. “That’s a great thing.”

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee congratulated himself on his predictive powers, declaring: “I said this was going to happen.” The final tally from Thursday’s historic referendum showed that 17.4 million British voters cast a ballot to leave the E.U., while 16.1 million wanted to stay.

Whether Trump’s presence in Britain is a great thing is open to question. After he made his controversial statement about barring Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S., he was roundly denounced by many British politicians, and more than half a million people have signed a public petition to ban him from entering Britain.

Every major Scottish political leader who received an invitation to join Trump for the opening of his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland turned down the offer. Protesters who accuse him of Islamophobia and racism have also planned a Stand Up to Trump rally at Turnberry.

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  1. Brad Sanford says:

    Can you say President Donald J. Trump?B I just hope he and the F B I. are able to put that hag clinton behind bars.

  2. Take a screen shot of this headline. When things go south economically—and they will—Trump will deny every having said it.

  3. tony says:

    why not say improve national security then instead of something so imflammtory and offensive?

    and as for the UK breaking away from the EU, not its not a ‘great thing’, not at all.

  4. BillUSA says:

    Y’know, it’s ironic how activist tabloids will fill in between the lines to meet their partisan agenda one day, and steer clear of expanding upon views they don’t like on other days.

    Trump doesn’t need to connect all the dots for those who want to play dumb. When he says he wants to halt Muslim immigration, it was his short way of saying he wants to improve our national security.

    Smart people would already know that, but his detractors want to stand on every letter of every word he utters about policy and hold him to them. Yet when the Community Organizer-in-Chief says things that aren’t truthful or are contradictory, we get crickets from the activist tabloids.

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