In his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump claimed to have been in Scotland in the run-up to June’s Brexit referendum.
However Trump was not actually in the UK at that time, though he did land in Scotland the day after the referendum, and has been consistent in his support for the UK leaving the European Union.
“I happened to be in Scotland… cutting a ribbon, when Brexit happened. I said- this was the day before, you probably remember- ‘Brexit is going to happen’ and I was scorned in the press for making that prediction”.
The UK voted on whether to remain part of the EU or leave on June 23 2016.
At today’s White House press conference, Trump told May that he thinks Brexit will be a “wonderful thing” for the UK.
Trump has hailed Brexit as a reflection of the desire for change that he says Americans showed by electing him.
Trump has also been a vocal advocate for Brexit campaigner and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. That support proved mutual as Trump invited Farage to speak at one of his many campaign events.