By Courtney Anderson
Donald Trump made himself look bad at foreign policy . . . again
Following the historic Brexit vote—which is already causing enough controversy and upheaval—Trump decided it would be a grand idea to visit Scotland and congratulate the land on “taking their country” back.
He even tweeted about it:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
Except there is one little problem with Trump’s statement.
Scotland didn’t vote to leave. Scotland voted to stay.
Kind of an important detail to know before going over there and tweeting about it, right?
At least a few people who saw his tweet sure thought so:
@realDonaldTrump Scotland voted IN you moron
— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
There are few reasons why Trump was confused and thought that Scotland voted to leave. Maybe he was misinformed by someone else and was thought that Scotland voted to leave.
Maybe he was so busy on the plane ride over that he didn’t have time to actually read a newspaper or website.
Maybe he’d heard of a large crowd of people in Scotland who would vote to leave if they could.
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Or maybe Trump got Scotland confused with England. That’s entirely possible, as well.
Whatever the case, this incident can be added to the seemingly ever-growing list of reasons why Trump doesn’t seem to have a handle of foreign affairs.
Beyond building walls and always “putting America first,” he isn’t even paying enough attention to decisions and actions that directly affect America.
The Brexit vote could have devastating consequences of the UK’s economy, which, in turn, can have pretty nasty consequences for the United States’ economy.
And Trump, who is always boasting about being a savvy business, should at least care about something that affects the economy.
But if Trump continues on the way he is, well, let’s just say it’s going to be a long general election.
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