SNP lawmaker says it's great Donald Trump doesn't want Scots to vote for independence

Donald Trump used golf to urge Scots against secession

Donald Trump has riled the people of Scotland by advising them against independence

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A leading member of the Scottish National Party says it's great that Donald Trump has warned his compatriots against independence - as people will read his comments and do the opposite.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said it would be a disaster if Scotland votes independence - adding that "they'd no longer have the British Open" if they did so.

James Dornan, the SNP for Glasgow Cathcart, told John Nicolson his first response was "woo-hoo", adding that "a very short welcome for Mr Trump's support for the union was made by nationalists."

Dornan was joined on the talkRADIO airwaves by comedian Dave Fulton, who said Hillary Clinton must be getting tired of Trump talking about her.

Discussing another of Trump's recent comments, that "no-one talks about Britain any more" in the United States, Fulton said this was nonsense, and suggested Trump's grasp of history may not be 100% accurate.

The real problem with Trump, Fulton said, is that "no-one took him out back and beat the crap out of him."

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