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Donald Trump Trolled After Tweeting Scotland Voted In EU Referendum To Take 'Their Country Back'

'Scotland voted Remain, you weapons-grade plum.'

24/06/2016 14:52

Donald Trump couldn't have been more wrong about Brexit as he arrived in Scotland to say the place was "going wild" after "taking their country back".

Problem was, Scotland voted to Remain. By 62%.

The Republican presidential candidate touched down at his seaside Trump Turnberry resort Friday morning for its official opening, following a major refurbishment of the hotel and golf course.

Shortly before 10.30am Trump tweeted: "Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we well take America back. No Games."

It was soon pointed out to Trump, who had already told reporters that Brexit was a "great thing", that 62% of Scots voted to Remain. 

Dozens of Twitter users branded Trump a “moron,” a “weapons-grade plum” and an “idiot” - including British pop star Lily Allen, TV presenter Sue Perkins and comedian Peter Serafinowicz.

Trump was further humiliated by comedian Lee Harris who was physically removed from his event after handing out golf balls covered in swastikas.

Nelson, also known as Simon Brodkin, is infamous for creating a scene by throwing money at shamed former Fifa executive Sep Blatter and gatecrashing Kanye West’s Glastonbury set last year. 

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Comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Harris, hands out golf balls emblazoned with swastikas during the Trump event

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had "delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status". 

She said a second independence referendum was now "highly likely" saying it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. 

Hundreds of protesters, who accuse Trump of “racism and bigotry” during his presidential bid, were expected to protest his arrival, but less than 50 people were said to have turned up. Earlier this year, almost 587,000 people signed a petition calling for the billionaire to be banned from entering Britain.

Speaking in advance of his arrival, protesters said Trump was not welcome, one claiming the property magnate had “ramped up levels of racism, Islamophobia, and bigotry” during his run for the White House.

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