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News Thursday, Jun 23 2016

A Trump Reporter’s Field Guide to Scotland

Jun 23, 2016

Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland — a laughable attempt to distract from his latest controversies and shore up his foreign policy credentials — has already had a few bumps in the road, and we haven’t even gotten to Trump’s teleprompter-free press conference where he’s sure to float more irresponsible conspiracy theories, and probably even attack President Obama, oblivious to the impropriety of doing so from foreign soil.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Trump’s trip to Scotland and visit to his failing golf course:

“Donald Trump’s trip to Scotland is a futile effort to run away from what he’s called the ‘worst three weeks of publicity’ in his life. But leaving the country isn’t enough for Trump to escape the reality that he’s a business failure who’s staked his presidential campaign on divisive, hateful, and outright racist rhetoric.

“Trump will no doubt use his trip to Scotland to embellish his foreign policy bona fides, but Trump’s reckless rhetoric, disdain for diplomacy, and love of torture, prove that running a Scottish golf course into the ground and hosting a beauty pageant in Russia have shockingly not prepared him to be commander in chief.”

Politico: How Trump wore out his Scottish welcome

CNN: Scots protesting Trump raise Mexican flag near golf course

Washington Post: Trump’s top example of foreign experience: A Scottish golf course losing millions

CBS News: Scottish neighbors taunt Trump with Mexican tricolor

New York Times: Despite Campaign Woes, Donald Trump Flies to Scotland to Tend to Business Interests

MSNBC: Trump’s Scottish trip is a bigger mistake than he realizes

BuzzFeed News: Trump: Wind Turbines Are “A Disaster For Scotland” Like The Lockerbie Bombing

USA Today: Mexican flag raised near Trump’s Scottish golf course

Mashable: People in Scotland have a clear message for Donald Trump when he visits

Published: Jun 23, 2016

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