June 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Updated: June 25, 2016 6:44 pm

Donald Trump gets social media thrashing for Scottish Brexit tweet

US presidential candidate Donald Trump points as he chats with the media after he arrived at the Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie, near Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday June 25, 2016.

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While much of the world was still reeling from the Brexit vote, which saw the U.K. choose to leave the European Union, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump was in the middle of a trip visiting his mother’s place of birth, Scotland.

Trump took the opportunity to offer his thoughts on the historic decision during a speech at his new golf course Trump Turnberry on Friday.

He said “people are angry all over the world,” and worries about “the borders” fueled the U.K.’s vote. Trump called the U.K.’s decision to leave “fantastic” and “great.”

WATCH: Donald Trump speaks in Scotland about the ‘Brexit’ vote

Trump then congratulated the Scottish on Twitter on how they “took their country back”, though obviously unaware the country had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the E.U.

Twitter noticed of course, and compounding his already difficult relationship with the nation, Trump was taken to task with some classic Scottish wit and wording.

While most of the reaction was gleefully ridiculing the presidential hopeful, others took the opportunity to campaign for an actual exit from the UK – there has been talk of a second referendum that would decide if Scotland would separate from Britain and rejoin the E.U.

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