Donald Trump suffered a major blow to his campaign after another powerful group balked at his plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has dropped Trump from GloboScot, Scotland’s global business network.
Trump was named as an ambassador of GloboScot in 2006. The organization connects global business leaders to rising Scottish businesses. Trump’s membership was cancelled immediately, and a representative of GloboScot commented that Trump’s “recent remarks have shown he is no longer fit to be a business ambassador for Scotland.”
There are also calls to strip Trump of his honorary degree at Robert Gordon University. The Scottish university started a petition to remove Trump’s degree, saying:
“We respectfully request that Robert Gordon University strips Donald Trump of the honorary degree it bestowed on him with immediate effect. Why is this important? We feel that Donald Trump’s unrepentant, persistent verbal attacks on various groups of people based on nationality, religion, race and physical abilities are a huge detriment to RGU.”
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 9, 2015
After Trump’s inflammatory remarks this week, many other countries are expressing exhaustion at the candidate’s antics. In the United Kingdom, a petition asking for Trump to be banned from entering the country has gained over 300,000 signatures from British citizens, mandating by law that the topic must be discussed by Parliament. Trump hit a nerve with British citizens after he said that parts of London are so saturated with Islamic extremists that police won’t enter the areas.
The Lifestyle chain of department stores in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, announced Wednesday that they would drop all Trump-branded merchandise from their stores. Macy’s and Serta Mattresses dumped Trump-branded products over the summer after he made racist remarks about Mexicans.
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