Britain’s surprising vote to leave the European Union had immediate repercussions on Friday, both at home, where the British pound plummeted and Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would resign, and around the globe, where stock markets are in turmoil. Donald Trump, meanwhile, greeted the news like only Donald Trump could: by celebrating that it would be good for his golf business.
“When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly,” Trump told reporters in Scotland, where he was to mark the opening of his Trump Turnberry golf resort, and where, it should be noted, a majority of Scottish voters were in the “Remain” camp. “For traveling and for other things,” Trump added, “I think it very well could turn out to be a positive.”
Trump’s reaction to the news wasn’t only about his golf course, of course; it was also about his electoral chances this November. “I think it’s a great thing that’s happened. It’s an amazing vote, very historic,” the presumptive GOP nominee said. “People are angry all over the world. They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are. They’re angry about many, many things in the U.K., the U.S., and many other places. This will not be the last.”
And just in case the sight of a major U.S. presidential candidate holding a promotional event in the U.K. the day after it voted to leave the European Union wasn’t bizarre enough, there were also Nazi-themed golf balls.