U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in Scotland to reopen a golf resort on Friday, said Britons “took back control of their country” by voting to leave the European Union.
The presumptive Republican nominee, who turned 70 this month, stopped to take a couple of questions from reporters after arriving in his signature helicopter at Turnberry near his clubhouse resort, a Scottish flag blowing in the wind.
Asked about the British vote, Trump said: “They took back control of their country. It’s a great thing.”
“People are angry, all over the world, they’re angry,” he said. “They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over. Nobody even knows who they are. They’re angry about many, many things.”
Asked if he meant in the United States or United Kingdom, Trump said: “There’s plenty of other places. This will not be the last.”
Before the vote Trump had said he would be inclined to leave the EU.
On Friday he told reporters: “I said this was going to happen and I think that it’s a great thing.”