Trump tweets that Scotland loves Brexit (though Scotland voted against)
Donald Trump praised the Scottish this morning for “[taking] their country back” in the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. This is despite the fact that Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, with 62 percent of the population backing the Remain campaign. However, this wasn’t enough to change the total outcome of the UK vote, which backed the decision to leave 52 percent to 48 percent.
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
Scotland isn’t the reason the Brexit vote succeeded. Far from it: 62 percent of Scots voted to remain in the EU.
Scots back Remain as UK votes Leave. The #EURefResults from Scotlandhttps://t.co/MBSjHKXKfr pic.twitter.com/VgMkZNLmrI
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) June 24, 2016
In-fact, there is serious talk in Scotland to leave the UK in order to stay in the EU.