Mexican government praises Scots for Trump flag protest

Michael Forbes whose land borders Donald Trump's controversial Aberdeenshire golf course is flying the Mexican flag in protest at the would-be president's opinions. Picture: Hemedia
Michael Forbes whose land borders Donald Trump's controversial Aberdeenshire golf course is flying the Mexican flag in protest at the would-be president's opinions. Picture: Hemedia
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THE Mexican government has praised Scots for confronting Donald Trump with flags of the North American nation.

Opponents of the US tycoon started flying Mexican flags near his Aberdeenshire golf course.

David Milne is also flying the Mexican flag flying outside his Aberdeenshire home - which overlooks Trump's golf course - to show support for people "insulted" by the US presidential hopeful. Picture: PA

David Milne is also flying the Mexican flag flying outside his Aberdeenshire home - which overlooks Trump's golf course - to show support for people "insulted" by the US presidential hopeful. Picture: PA

Trump caused outrage around the world by branding Mexican immigrants to the US as “bringing drugs, crime and rapists”.

Today the Mexican embassy in London issued a statement ahead of Trump’s arrival in Scotland.

Referring to the planting of Mexican flags, a spokesman said: “As far as we understand, it is a spontaneous gesture from Scottish people in solidarity with the Mexican immigrant community in the U.S., which contributes everyday with their hard and honest work to the prosperity of North America.

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“Mexican Government has been very firm in condemning political rhetoric, bigotry, intolerance and misinformation about our country and its community in the U.S.

“Scottish people seem to be aware that in the U.S, the Mexican community is part of the solution, not part of the problem.”

The comments come as presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton sent a personal message to Scottish protesters telling them: “We know how you feel.”

Posting a video to her Twitter page, the 68-year-old highlighted Trump’s unpopularity in Scotland and the UK.

She said: “People in Scotland are not thrilled about Trump coming to their country. We know the feeling.”

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