Trump praises Brexit as a ‘fantastic’ decision — then blames passage on Obama
Because he is a man with many opinions — sometimes at odds with each other — Donald Trump spent Friday in Scotland claiming that the Brexit vote was a good thing for United Kingdom while at the same laying fault for its passage on President Barack Obama.
The face of the GOP, who is in Scotland to promote one of his golf courses, began the day by calling the vote to exit the European Union “fantastic,” before tweeting, “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!”
Undeterred by comments pointing out that Scotland had voted to stay in the EU ( with popular singer Lily Allen tweeting back at him: “Scotland voted IN you moron”) Trump continued to comment on Brexit, adding, “Self-determination is the sacred right of all free people’s, and the people of the UK have exercised that right for all the world to see.”
Addressing the press from the ninth hole at Turnberry Trump, the presumptive candidate said passage of Brexit — which is laying waste to the British economy — can be blamed on Obama.
“I was actually very surprised that President Obama, that he would have been so bold as to tell the people over here what to do,” Trump stated.
“I think that a lot of people don’t like him and a lot of people — if he had not said it, the result might have been different,” he continued. “When he said it, people were not happy about it and I thought it was totally inappropriate.”
Trump also blamed Hillary Clinton, saying “both of them are always wrong.”
Watch the video below from CNN: