Donald Trump Traveling in Scotland Takes ‘Measured’ Approach to Brexit
Donald Trump played down the financial market turmoil in the wake of Britain’s ‘leave’ the EU vote,on a visit to his Trump International golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland Saturday.
There Donald Trump was asked by reporters if he was worried about the volatility in financial markets following Britain’s vote to leave the EU on Thursday.
“There’s always turmoil no matter where you go, no matter what you do,” he said.
Global stock markets lost about $2-T in value Friday after the vote, and the Great British Pound (GBP) fell to a 31-year low.
Donald Trump was greeted by a few protesters at his course waving Mexican flags, Rainbow flags, and signs that read “Donald stop the hating” and “Shame on you for ruining a beautiful landscape.”
Last year Mr. Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States from known terrorist regions, as a response to Islamist attacks in Paris and California, causing a furor in Europe.
Donald Trump pointed to his passionate determination to overcome local opposition to his award winning golf resort projects as an example of the leadership skills that Americans would get if he were to become US President.
Late Friday, former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that the Brexit vote proved that “people are sick of their elites” and that does not bode well for Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the US Presidency.
“They (the People) are sick of the corruption and sick of being told they have to obey some weird set of ideologies they do not believe in,” Speaker Gingrich, who represented Georgia from 1979 to 1999, said in a TV interview.
“This is a very strong signal that the election this fall could literally be the American people versus the Washington bureaucrats,” he added. “And I think that bodes very, very badly for Hillary Clinton.”
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