Donald Trump praised the Scottish this morning for “[taking] their country back” in the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
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
This is all despite the fact that Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, with 62 percent of the population backing the Remain campaign. However, this wasn’t enough to change the total outcome of the UK vote, which backed the decision to leave 52 percent to 48 percent, The Verge reports.
Trump is visiting Scotland to mark the opening of his Turnberry golf resort, where he was greeted by staff wearing red “Make Turnberry Great Again” baseball hats.
According to Variety, he told reporters at the resort that Brexit was a “great thing,” and added: “Basically, they took back their country.”
Here are Trump’s thoughts on the British Referendum on European Union Membership: