Earlier this month, Trump conducted an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, demonstrating the billionaire’s depth of knowledge on one of the most significant issues of this century.
"And Brexit? Your position?" The Reporter asked.
"Huh?" Trump responded.
"The Brits leaving the EU," The Reporter explained.
"Oh yeah, I think they should leave."
In the wake of the vote, the billionaire appears to have done a little more research on the matter, though his subject of focus is, unsurprisingly, himself.
"When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly," Trump said, referring to his golf course in Scotland.
Narcissism aside, the Republican candidate’s latest comments hint at the broader problems of a Trump presidency and the potential for conflicts of interest. The billionaire has already indicated that, if elected, he would retain his businesses, handing off day-to-day control to his children.
If Trump’s first concern after a major geopolitical shift is how it affects his own business, that doesn’t signal that he is prepared to act in the best interest of his country.
Upon arrival in Scotland, Trump praised the Scottish people’s willingness to take "their country back," by voting to leave the EU, indicating, again, a lack of understanding of the niceties of international affairs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
Scottish voters, however, voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU.