Och Gringo! Mexican flags raised around Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course ahead of visit
David Milne, who has land surrounded by the controversial golf course in Menie, said the flags were in support of those who have been “intimidated and insulted” by Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric, according to the Herald Scotland.
The business tycoon turned presidential candidate sparked a global outcry during his campaign when he announced he would build a 1600km-long (1,000-mile) wall along the border with Mexico, a country he accused of sending rapists to the US.
Trump has previously attempted to purchase Milne’s home during the building of a luxury golf resort and then built a fence around the property, sending the local resident half of the bill after he refused to sell.
Milne told the Herald he raised the flag in solidarity with Mexican people and “anyone else Trump has decried, insulted, intimidated and lied about primarily during his campaign.”
"And it's also to show solidarity with all the people he has tried to harass and point out we are still here and not going anywhere,” he added.
The angry neighbor’s move comes before Trump is due to visit the UK on Friday, a day after the UK votes on whether it will leave the EU. Prime Minister David Cameron “has no plans” to meet the billionaire, according to Downing Street.
Meanwhile in the US, a 20-year-old Briton was arrested for attempting to grab a police officer’s gun at a Trump rally in Las Vegas.
Michael Steven Sandford said he had been planning to shoot the Republican candidate for a year and had traveled to a gun range in June to learn how to shoot a gun.