Trump Speaks Mind, is Condemned
The comments by Trump have caused other countries to react as well.
The British Parliament announced Tuesday that it is formally debating whether to bar Trump from the U.K.
A petition calling for a ban on Trump over his controversial statements about Muslims has 571,257 signatures as of Thursday morning. British law says petitions with over 100,000 signatures must be considered for parliamentary debate.
Given the damage and crime wave engendered by the large number of Muslim immigrants into Europe, it is curious that those countries would object to the restrictions proposed by Trump. And they should also be aware that such “shows of disapproval” do not come without consequences.
Donald Trump’s company is vowing to revoke $1 billion in pledged investments if the United Kingdom bans the GOP presidential front-runner from its soil.
“Any action to restrict travel would force the Trump Organization to immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom,” the company said in a statement Thursday, according to CNBC on Thursday.
“Westminster would create a dangerous precedent and send a terrible message to the world that the United Kingdom opposes free speech and has no interest in attracting inward investment,” it added referring to the U.K. Parliament.The Trump Organization has pledged about $1.02 billion in investments for a pair of Scottish golf courses, the Trump Turnberry Resort and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, CNBC reported, and has expressed interest in future investments.
The prohibition of Trump coming to the U.K. is almost unbelievable, but is unlikely to be sustained once it is recognized that they face real economic peril with such a snub. And one can only wonder how they will react to the news if Trump ends up being the actual President of the United States. I predict that cooler heads will prevail.