Donald Trump, Over 18 Holes in Scotland, Plays 20 Questions

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Donald J. Trump during Trump International Golf Links in Scotland on Saturday.

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BALMEDIE, Scotland — On a 10th hole of his golf review here, Donald J. Trump — asked if defeating Hillary Clinton in Nov was some-more of “a par-3 or a par-5” — pronounced it would “be really easy.” And on a 18th, when asked if he had some-more or fewer possibilities on his vice-presidential brief list than a standard of a hole (a five), Mr. Trump allowed, “I’m removing calls from a lot of people, and they wish it.”

Such was Mr. Trump’s whirlwind afternoon during Trump International Golf Links here: He overwhelmed down on Saturday in his helicopter and, a day after Britain’s opinion to leave a European Union threw tellurian markets into chaos, led a ubiquitous news media on a insane hasten by a dunes of his windswept golf course.

Mr. Trump was finishing a two-day broadside debate of his Scotland golf resorts — on Friday, he visited Trump Turnberry — nonetheless between badge cuttings and family photos, news of Britain’s referendum kept intruding.

Asked what he would tell electorate behind home who are disturbed about losing their retirement savings, Mr. Trump discharged a question. “Americans are really many different,” he said. “This shouldn’t even impact them. we meant frankly, if it’s finished properly, if we had correct leadership.”

On Friday, Mr. Trump generated some critique when, station on unfamiliar soil, he pronounced President Obama competence have contributed to a Brexit outcome and crowed that a disappearing British bruise would advantage his business interests here. Asked on Saturday about a descending value of a bruise after Thursday’s referendum, he pronounced he hoped Britain’s banking would miscarry — nonetheless reiterated that his business interests competence prosper.

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“I don’t wish to have a plummeting pound,” Mr. Trump said. “But if it does plummet, we do well. And if it does well, we do well.”

“I do good in any case,” he concluded.

On a 14th hole, Mr. Trump waded into a debate surrounding his due anathema on Muslim immigration, observant that he would not have a problem with a Muslim from a place like Scotland entering a United States. That some-more or reduction echoed his vow, in a issue of a Orlando massacre, to anathema immigrants from any republic with “a proven story of terrorism.”

In an talk with conducted on a 18th hole, however, Mr. Trump pronounced he would acquire Muslim immigrants from any nation, nonetheless they would need to be “even some-more exceedingly vetted if it’s one of a apprehension countries.”

Moments later, Steve Mnuchin, Mr. Trump’s inhabitant financial chairman, approached a tiny organisation of reporters. Mr. Trump, he said, “wanted us to explain that it is about terrorism and not about religion.”

Hope Hicks, a Trump debate spokeswoman, added, “Nothing’s changed.”

The day began with a executive clamp boss of Mr. Trump’s golf march observant that Mr. Trump would adore to take advantage of a continue and give reporters a debate — nonetheless that it would not be an event for them to ask questions.

But Mr. Trump fast threw his team’s skeleton aside, propelling reporters to follow his “golf buggy” by maybe a “largest dunes anywhere in a world” and responding questions along a way. At one point, when Secret Service agents attempted to hindrance a press, Mr. Trump looked down from his roost atop a dune and hollered, “Guys, get adult here!”

At any hole, Mr. Trump riffed and ad-libbed, throwing out responses as if they were tap-in putts.

“Texas will never do that, since Texas loves me,” he said, when asked how, as president, he would hoop it if Texas attempted to secede.

“I am good during removing things zoned,” he offering during one hole, explaining how he shepherded his golf links here by a array of controversies.

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Asked if he had been consulting with his unfamiliar process advisers over a British result, Mr. Trump seemed to boot advisers as a ubiquitous class: “Honestly, many of them are no good,” he said. “Let’s go to a 14th!”

Briefly marring a day for a Trump group were a handful of demonstrators who seemed on his property. As a roughly dual dozen protesters — hoisting Mexican flags and handmade signs — came over a mountain and into a perspective of a collected news media, review staffers in red windbreakers immediately hustled a reporters onto a march and behind a hedge, out of steer of a disruption.

On a 18th hole, Mr. Trump had one final warn to share. Do we know who I’m carrying cooking with tonight, he asked a reporter, before mouthing a name of his dining messenger in dual seductive syllables: “Ru-Pert,” he whispered, referring to Rupert Murdoch, a Australian media noble who oversees News Corporation.

Moments later, as promised, Mr. Murdoch materialized with his wife, Jerry Hall. Mr. Trump hopped behind a circle of a golf cart, and Ms. Hall climbed in beside him.

Then, with Mr. Murdoch, clad in sunglasses, unresolved off a back, a contingent set out for nonetheless another debate of, as Mr. Trump put it, “one of a good sights of a world.”

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