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#EndorseThis: Trump Gets Swastika Golf Balls, Celebrates How Brexit Makes Him Money

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#EndorseThis: Trump Gets Swastika Golf Balls, Celebrates How Brexit Makes Him Money

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Today, hours after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump touched down at the recently-reopened Trump Turnberry golf course in Scotland. But instead of addressing the geopolitical earthquake shaking the globe, Trump spend the majority of his speech talking about how great his new golf course is. (Staff members wore red caps that said “Make Turnberry Great Again”.) But during the question and answer session, he turned to give some characteristically glib remarks about the Brexit — all while one British comedian attempted in vain to deliver him a gift on behalf of the Third Reich.

When asked about the dramatic depreciation in the value of the British pound, Trump said, “When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry.” He then drew parallels between the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union and his own candidacy, particularly over the issue of immigration: “They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are.”

The strangest moment of the day came when British comedian Simon Brodkin, playing a character named Lee Nelson, stood up in the middle of Trump’s remarks and announced that he had forgotten to hand out golf balls to the guests. As Trump told security to “get him out” and a member of the audience behind the camera told him to “get a job and a haircut,” Brodkin showed the cameras red balls emblazoned with swastikas.

Today, hours after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump touched down at the recently-reopened Trump Turnberry golf course in Scotland. But instead of addressing the geopolitical earthquake shaking the globe, Trump spend the majority of his speech talking about how great his new golf course is. (Staff members wore red caps that said “Make Turnberry Great Again”). But during the question and answer session, he turned to give some characteristically glib remarks about the Brexit — all while one British comedian attempted in vain to deliver him a gift on behalf of the Third Reich.

The comedian was not the only person to protest Trump’s event. Buses of demonstrators for a “Stand Up to Trump” event arrived at the golf course, backed by groups that included Stand Up to Racism Scotland, the Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, and Unite the Union Scotland.

 

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12 Comments

  1. yabbed June 24, 2016

    With Doofus Donald it is always all about him and his pocketbook. He and Bernie Sanders have that in common.

    Reply
  2. timmfr30 June 24, 2016

    poor drumph lizard…..

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  3. jmprint June 24, 2016

    Yes, he really needs those red balls, because he has no back bone.

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  4. pudge1 June 24, 2016

    With Hil, it’s always about how can you pay me? I will sell anything.

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    1. Sand_Cat June 24, 2016

      You may try to “sell” your BS here, but no one except the other pathological haters like you is buying.

      Reply
  5. bobnstuff June 24, 2016

    The Stock market s around the world are taking a dive, One of our allies is in turmoil but Trump talks about how he is doing. I hope he did everything in pounds not dollars.

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    1. Box June 25, 2016

      Well, 3% decline in the Dow Jones isnt a dive, and xe.com shows currencies are stable, so where is the dive? And what did you expect him to say? He isnt the president yet, he knows the initial fallout will be on Obama, better to talk about anything but brexit. I mean what, you expected him to say, dont worry, USA will start sending foreign aid to UK next January? Yet, in how many tragedies like our own shootings and Benghazi was Obama golfing and had no comment at all? Many. He was MIA. Go look them all up. So your point is what?

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      1. Independent1 June 25, 2016

        Wow! You just have a knack for posting total BS!! Obama responded to the Brexit voting long before Trump or anyone else did. And even this article says Obama doesn’t play golf very often – he’s more of a hoops player.

        But then – fabricating reality comes natural to you right-wing pathological liars!!! (Note that Eisenhower even had a putting green installed outside the Oval Office.)

        Ranking the golfing Presidents:

        President-elect Barack Obama will become the 15th of the past 18
        American presidents who has played golf. He doesn’t play often, but he did during a vacation in Hawaii in August. Vice President-elect Joe
        Biden, who discovered golf less than 10 years ago, has a Handicap Index of 8.2. Here’s our ranking of the golfing presidents, with an assist from Don Van Natta Jr., author of the book, First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush.

        1 John F. Kennedy Despite chronic back pain, averaged 80.

        2 Dwight D. Eisenhower Had a green outside the Oval Office.

        3 Gerald R. Ford Clumsy, but was a legitimate 80s-shooter.

        4 Franklin D. Roosevelt At 39, polio robbed him of a powerful golf swing.

        5 George H.W. Bush Once got his handicap down to 11.

        6 George W. Bush Outgoing prez is a capable 15-handicapper.

        7 Bill Clinton Can break 90, especially using his “Billigans.”

        8 Barack Obama The lefty plays more hoops than golf.

        9 Ronald Reagan Didn’t play often or well (best was low 90s).

        10 Warren G. Harding Struggled to break 95.

        11 William Howard Taft As hapless a golfer as he was a chief executive.

        12 Woodrow Wilson Played more than Ike but almost never broke 100.

        13 Richard M. Nixon He shot 79 once and quit the game.

        14 Lyndon B. Johnson Played with senators to secure votes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

        15 Calvin Coolidge When he vacated the White House, he left his clubs behind.

        http://www.golfdigest.com/story/presidentsranking

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      2. bobnstuff June 25, 2016

        https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2016/jun/24/global-markets-ftse-pound-uk-leave-eu-brexit-live-updates

        $2 trillion stock drop world wide, 7th largest single day drop in the Dow Jones. Trump supported it as a good thing, is it a good thing?

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  6. SFSteve317 June 25, 2016

    Why would Trump turn a celebration of his golf course into a political rally in Scotland? Nobody there is going to vote for him. People were there to have fun on the new course, not to have Trump darken their day by sticking his nose in their business with unsolicited political rhetoric.

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