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Donald J. Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president of The United States, continues to display on the world stage his basic ignorance. Well, maybe it isn't really ignorance per se. Perhaps he is just so wrapped up in himself and his self perceived greatness that he hasn't time to learn the details of world shaping events. Unless of course it is to feed into his xenophobia and megalomania which he will use to poison the US political environment further.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump was asked about the upcoming vote in the U.K. about leaving the European Union. The reporter asked, “And Brexit? Your position?” Trump replied, “Huh?”
“Brexit,” the reporter repeated. “Hmm,” Trump responded, apparently unfamiliar with the term.
With this exchange in mind, consider what the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said on Twitter this morning:
“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!”
What Trump may not realize, or really even be able to fully understand, is that Scotland is “going wild” because Scottish voters overwhelmingly voted against leaving the E.U. Locally, people aren’t celebrating – because they see this as a disaster.
Trump proceeded to hold a press conference in Scotland, against the backdrop of one of the most important political moments in the modern history of the United Kingdom, where he spoke at great length, and in great detail, about his new golf resort. The Republican candidate boasted about refurbished holes on his course, plumbing, putting greens, and zoning considerations.
Even by the low standards of Donald J. Trump, it was among the most baffling press conferences anyone has ever seen. The entirety of Scotland is reeling; the future of the U.K. and the continent is uncertain; and an American presidential candidate arrived to deliver a testimonial about a country club and how fond he is of the design of a golf course.
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Of course one of Trump's most ardent supporters, 1/2 term governor of Alaska, and failed 2008 GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin weighed in.
If you thought Donald Trump’s take on the Brexit was idiotic… well, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Sarah Palin’s scorching take.
On her Facebook page Friday, Palin cheered on voters in the United Kingdom for voting to leave the European Union. While this in and of itself was predictable, Palin passed Go and collected a $200 one-way ticket to Crazyville Station by spouting conspiratorial rhetoric worthy of Alex Jones.
“Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty… the EU being a One World Government mini-me,” Palin wrote/sputtered on Facebook. “America can learn an encouraging lesson from this. It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest.
Yeah, like the incoherent Palin has even a clue what is in our best interests. Sort of like the narcissist demagogue she supports for president of the USA.
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