Many people perceive Donald Trump’s plans to erect a wall on the southern U.S. border and his stern and at times harsh language towards illegal immigrants from Mexico as offensive. His bombastic rhetoric has not only been polarizing here in the United States, but it has even made its way across the pond to Scotland. That is where Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course is located, which is being trolled as Mexican flags are being proudly flown nearby.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is due to visit Trump International Golf Links on Saturday. In preparation of the arrival of the Donald, his neighbors have organized a warm welcome by hoisting Mexican flags on the border of Trump’s golf course.
“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,” said David Milne, who lives next to the golf course.
Milne has had a negative view of Trump before his comments on Mexico. He has lived in the area for the last 25 years and is one of the locals who fought against Trump developing the land. They organized a group called “Tripping Up Trump” who are “against the use of compulsory purchase for private profit.” The campaign has “stood alongside the people and protected environment threatened by Donald Trump’s development in Aberdeenshire.”
Some residents of the area claim that Trump’s golf course has led to power outages and loss of water supplies.
Many took offense to Trump’s comments last year about Mexicans. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re bringing drugs,” Trump said. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
I’m just here for the cheeky trolling, the haggis tacos and the angry Facebook comments that are sure to come.