Don't Worry Because Brexit Is Great For Donald Trump According to Donald Trump
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Thursday turned into Friday, Brexit came to pass and the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union. And because 2016 just has to be the result of some supreme being’s fever dream, Donald Trump was coincidentally on a golf course in Scotland performing a victory lap while the rest of the country devolved into frantic uncertainty.
Like someone unable to gauge the temperature in the room, Trump regaled the masses of people who were undoubtedly forced to be there out of obligation about really great sprinklers and really great greens and really great greatness.
Now before we get to Trump’s expertise on what Brexit means globally, to the United States and to tourism abroad we might as well remind you that this monolith of finance who spews evidence to his economic prowess with monosyllabic adjectives didn’t even know what Brexit was recently in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Reporter Michael Wolff recounts the following exchange:
“’And Brexit? Your position?’ I ask.
‘The Brits leaving the EU,’ I prompt, realizing that his lack of familiarity with one of the most pressing issues in Europe is for him no concern nor liability at all.
‘Oh yeah, I think they should leave.’”
Since that time someone in the Trump camp brought up a Wikipedia page or introduced the presumptive Republican nominee to a Google search, because Trump has great thoughts on the subject now.
Now while many lose their jobs, various markets plummet into turmoil and leaders worldwide express concern, Trump ballyhooed his golf course in Scotland and opined like someone who read the CliffsNotes on a subject.
Talking Points Memo quotes Trump who gave a figurative thumbs up to the remarkable turn of events taking place in Europe at the moment.
Essentially, Britain’s distress and financial anxiety is a boon for his golf course and its tourism efficacy in the short term: “Look, if the pound goes down they're going to do more business. When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly. The pound has gone down, and let's see what the impact of that has, but places like Scotland and England and different places, in Great Britain, I think you'll see a lot of activity.”
That kind of vague optimism is normally reserved for parents who bust it out when their children drop their ice cream, but it certainly works wonders here. Because things are looking up at Turnberry, everybody!
As the TPM report states, Trump was asked about the “seismic impact” this has on the world economy and whether that might have an effect on his own holdings.
Trump states: “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.”
So if you are looking for solace during uncertain times rest assured that Trump owns property. Trump will be great. Therefore, everything is still very good and great for travel to Trump locations in the region.
And if you wanted further proof to how out of touch one politician can be, here is a tweet from the man himself:
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
As anyone with even a passing interest in the extraordinary referendum result knows, Scotland voted heavily in favor of staying in the European Union – so significantly that its independence has once again become a matter of consideration.
Twitter, thankfully, was on the case for our amusement.
@realDonaldTrump Delete your golf course.— Richard Fry (@RichFryUK) June 24, 2016
There were many insults, but the following features a word you might want to fit into your personal lexicon.
@realDonaldTrump Scotland voted to stay you numpty.— Connor Mountain (@Scarfulhu) June 24, 2016
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