- BlackBerry Messenger is still a thing—but not for much longer 3 Years Ago
- Matt Gaetz hires speechwriter fired by White House for attending white nationalist event Today 1:33 PM
- Here’s why Elon Musk is a sheep on Twitter Today 12:14 PM
- Trump is already running Facebook ads on the Mueller report Today 12:07 PM
- 20 thoughtful gifts grads actually want Today 12:00 PM
- 7 of the best psychological thriller movies on Shudder Today 11:44 AM
- Seth Abramson’s epic Mueller thread finally comes to a conclusion Today 11:40 AM
- Netflix is testing out a random play feature Today 11:28 AM
- Teen star Danielle Cohn faked pregnancy for YouTube prank Today 10:55 AM
- How to watch ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for free Today 10:42 AM
- Rev up your own family rivalries with these ‘Game of Thrones’ board games Today 10:29 AM
- Mueller’s ‘harm to ongoing matter’ is the best way to stay silent about your life Today 10:21 AM
- 10 Korean skincare brands that are worth your money Today 10:00 AM
- 20 unique Mother’s Day gifts for the cool moms Today 9:45 AM
- Ancestry.com ad tries to sell slavery as romance—not rape Today 9:44 AM
Donald Trump’s Scottish neighbors are raising a Mexican flag to welcome him
Some Scots are a wee bit angry with Donald Trump.
It seems as if Donald Trump may no longer be the only one who is trying to build a wall on a border.
The presumptive Republican nominee’s country-of-a-golf-course has had its borders marked by a Mexican flag in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Waging the war against the businessman is Michael Forbes—a Scotsman who is a member of the Tripping Up Trump campaign and the winner of 2012’s “Top Scot” prize, an honor bestowed on one who “has made the greatest impact in furthering Scotland’s reputation at home and abroad.”
The Tripping Up Trump movement is the brainchild of a group of Scottish locals whose aims are to protect their ecosystem, help give voice to the community’s inhabitants, and dissuade further forced buyouts of land by Trump. The local resistance has successfully deterred eviction and the purchasing of more land by Trump’s organization.
As shown in Buzzfeed’s screengrab, the tall and proud Mexican flag waves at Trump from afar, cheekily greeting him for his arrival in Scotland later this week. The mogul’s visit is for the re-opening of his Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire:
David Milne, a fellow campaign member and Trump critic, has expressed his censure in the same way, planting a flag of his own:
“The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted, and tried to marginalize,” Milne told Buzzfeed in an interview.
It is safe to say that Donald Trump’s Scottish neighbors will not be welcoming him at the airport Friday.
Dahlia Dandashi is a multimedia content producer. Her work has been published at the Austin American-Statesman and Viceland. An Arab-American raised in Dubai, she is based in Austin, Texas.