Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrated Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union Friday during an overseas visit to Scotland, saying the people of the United Kingdom have “taken their country back” and theorizing it could even benefit his Turnberry golf resort.
“I think it’s a great thing that happened,” Trump told reporters shortly after his helicopter landed at Trump Turnberry. “People are angry, all over the world. People, they’re angry.”
“When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly,” Trump said during an afternoon press conference. “For traveling and for other things, I think it very well could turn out to be a positive.”
“They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over, nobody even knows who they are,” Trump said, echoing similar rhetoric in the United States over its immigration problems. “They’re angry about many, many things. They took back control of their country. It’s a great thing.”