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GOP Nominee Trump: The UK’s Collapse Is Great for My Golf Course

The value of the British pound has fallen off a cliff to its lowest level since 1985 and hundreds of billions of dollars of the United Kingdom's wealth has been wiped out by the Brexit vote, but none of that concerns Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The way Donald Trump sees it, this is great news for his golf courses.

In his remarks at Turnberry, Trump bragged about changes to the historic golf course that has hosted the British Open, including an improved hotel on the site. [...]

The devaluation of the British pound could help the United Kingdom in some aspects, he said, perhaps encouraging more people to travel to a less expensive country.

"When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly," Trump said.

Anyone who, for some reason, thought Trump may use this opportunity to speak about foreign policy was mistaken. Trump reportedly told reporters that he hadn't spoken to his advisers about the Brexit vote because there's "nothing to talk about."

When asked if he had spoken to his foreign policy advisers about the vote, Trump said "there was nothing to talk about" and that a Trump administration would continue to count Britain as a close ally.

Elected officials in Northern Ireland and Scotland are currently considering seceding from the United Kingdom. Thousands of European citizens living and working in Britain could soon be forced to leave. Britain may experience a recession. Major international businesses are exploring their options for moving their operations out of Britain.

There are dozens of reasons why Donald Trump may want to speak with an adviser who knows something about these issues, but he's not doing that.

Then again, even if Trump were inclined to consult an adviser, his advisers are wackaloons, nutjobs, fascists, and racists.

Trump's speech at his golf course in Scotland was interrupted by a protester carrying Nazi golf balls, as seen above.

  • Badgerite

    What was the phrase? ‘Diaster capitalism.’

  • muselet

    Donald Trump—when he troubled himself to talk about something other than himself and his golf course—praised UK voters for their decision to leave the EU, then went on to blame Barack Obama for the Brexit (because Obama inappropriately commented on it after a meeting with David Cameron). Which would be an odd series of statements had they come from anyone but Donald Trump.

    What a chowderhead.

    –alopecia

    • Christopher Foxx

      Which would be an odd series of statements had they come from anyone but Donald Trump.

      It’s still an odd series of statements.

  • Aynwrong

    So, just as in the case of 49 of his fellow Americans being murdered en masse, an entire nation upending it’s position in the world in such a way that the effects will not only hit England’s citizens deeply, but reverberate throughout the globe, it’s all about Trump. How typically Donald of him.