Trump Supports Brexit, Uses It to Promote His Golf Course (Video)
Although just weeks ago it wasn’t even clear Trump understood the meaning of “Brexit,” he’s since become an ardent supporter. While on a visit to Turnberry, Scotland to visit his golf course, Trump reacted to the Brexit vote Friday morning in a predictably self-aggrandizing fashion. Trump always seems to think it's all about him. He said he saw a "parallel" between the Brexit vote, linked with growing right-wing xenophobia and Islamophobia, and the United States. “People want to see borders. ...You just have to embrace it, it’s the will of the people," said Trump on Fox News.
"When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly,” Trump said in a play for local approval and pushing tourism toward his golf course on national media. Coincidentally, Trump Turnberry, the GOP candidate’s golf course, reopened earlier this month.
Much like the U.S. presidential election, “The intellectual case for Brexit is mostly focused on economics, but the emotional case for Brexit is heavily influenced by immigration. EU law guarantees that citizens of one EU country have the right to travel, live, and take jobs in other EU countries,” Vox reported. It’s no wonder Trump thought the U.K. should leave.
“I think places like Scotland and England and different places, in Great Britain, I think you’e going to see a lot of activity. ... For traveling and for other things, I think it could very well turn out to be a positive,” Trump stated.
“Nobody really knows" what this means for the pound and the economy, added Trump. "You’ll know in about five years.”