Donald Trump‘s relationship with Hispanics has gotten so rough now that displaying the Mexican Flag in his presence has effectively become a recognizable taunt. Trump doesn’t have the best relationship with the people of Scotland either, and now they seem to be following the example set by many of the real estate mogul’s protesters.
Trump is set to attend the re-opening of his Turnberry golf course this week, and Scottish locals have decided to prepare by flying the Mexican flag within view of the course’s clubhouse. The flags were raised by Michael Forbes and David Milne, who say they want to “show solidarity” with Mexicans and condemn Trump for his incendiary rhetoric.
“The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted and tried to marginalize,” Milne said to Buzzfeed. “It’s just enough to remind him that where he tried to drive us out he failed completely on that front.”
Both Forbes and Milne own property just beyond the golf course, and reports indicate that Trump pressed them and other locals into selling their land to him. Milne and others staved off the buyout at the time, and his Tripping Up Trump advocacy group works to remind people that Trump’s development projects in the region have been bad for the environment and not nearly the business successes he promised they would be.
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