Donald Trump has spoken out in favour of an independent UK on several occasions, so it comes as no surprise that the presidential hopeful was quick to praise the Brexit result on Friday morning. Trump said that the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU, as he touched down at his golf resort in Scotland.
The billionaire arrived in his "Trump" emblazoned helicopter at the Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire to officially open the revamped resort he bought in 2014, just an hour after Prime Minister David Cameron said he intended to stand down in October.
He gave a thumbs-up as he left his helicopter and shook hands with workers on his way to the hotel before making the comments about the EU referendum result.
Mr Trump said: "I think it's a great thing that's happened. It's an amazing vote, very historic. People are angry all over the world. They're angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are.
"They're angry about many, many things in the UK, the US and many other places. This will not be the last."
He said UK divisions "will heal" as "it is a great place", adding: "I said this was going to happen and I think it is a great thing. Basically, they took back their country. That's a great thing.
"I think we're doing very well in the United States also, and it is essentially the same thing that is happening in the United States." When asked his opinion on David Cameron announcing he is to step down, Trump said: "Well, that's too bad."
Trump's arrival in the UK hasn't exactly gone smoothly. Hs touchdown was met by 50 protesters carry placards, who stood in a car park near the tycoon's Turnberry golf course. The opposition comes as Mr Trump has courted controversy with suggestions that a wall be built on the US border with Mexico and a temporary ban be introduced on Muslims entering America.
The "Stand Up To Trump" protest comes after almost 587,000 people earlier signed a petition calling for the controversial billionaire himself to be banned from entering the UK.
Campaigners said he was not welcome, claiming he has "ramped up levels of racism, Islamophobia, and bigotry" during his presidential bid. Trump also posted a statement on his Facebook page regarding the EU result.
He drew similarities between the UK and US, commenting: "Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence.
"Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first.They will have the chance to reject today's rule by the global elite and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.
"I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again."