Trump breezes in as Britain learns of Brexit result

June 24, 2016 5:40 am
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Trump is set to descend into Turnberry by helicopter as results trickle in that should indicate whether Britain has voted to leave the 28-member EU, in a referendum that will shape the continent's political future/FILE
Trump is set to descend into Turnberry by helicopter as results trickle in that should indicate whether Britain has voted to leave the 28-member EU, in a referendum that will shape the continent’s political future/FILE

, TURNBERRY, United Kingdom, Jun 24 – Donald Trump arrives in Scotland on Friday for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, touching down just as Britain hears whether it will leave the EU.

Trump may be in for a chilly reception as he flies in for the ceremonial re-opening of his refurbished Trump Turnberry golf course on the picturesque southwest coast, where coach-loads of protesters plan to greet him.

Overview
  • Trump may be in for a chilly reception as he flies in for the ceremonial re-opening of his refurbished Trump Turnberry golf course on the picturesque southwest coast, where coach-loads of protesters plan to greet him.
  • The New York celebrity tycoon has caused alarm in Europe with his abrasive style and pledges to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and build a wall on the border with Mexico.
  • His proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States drew the ire of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the idea "stupid, divisive and wrong".

The New York celebrity tycoon has caused alarm in Europe with his abrasive style and pledges to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and build a wall on the border with Mexico.

His proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States drew the ire of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the idea “stupid, divisive and wrong”.

Two groups, Scotland Against Trump and Stand Up To Racism Scotland are bussing protesters to the golf resort to picket the property mogul, who is likely to battle the Democrat Hillary Clinton for the US presidency in November’s vote.

“Scotland is a progressive, tolerant and multicultural country and we oppose the bigotry that Donald Trump represents,” Keir McKechnie of Stand Up To Racism Scotland told AFP.

“We want to tell the world that he’s not welcome here.”

Jonathon Shafi of Scotland Against Trump said he wanted the gathering to demonstrate unity with protesters in the United States that have disrupted Trump rallies.

“We want to send a message of solidarity to movements like Black Lives Matter that we are united in opposition,” Shafi told AFP.

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