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Scots Are Taking The Piss Out Of Americans About A Trump Joke

Limmy's joke about Trump's "assassi... inauguration" pitted angry Americans against piss-taking Glaswegians, with hilarious results.

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The day before Trump's inauguration, Scottish comedian Brian "Limmy" Limond tweeted this joke:

Looking forward to Trump's assassi... inauguration.

Limmy is best known for his surreal, character-driven, Glasgow-set BBC Scotland sketch comedy Limmy's Show, as well as his Vine account, and his short stories. He's also a prolific Twitter user with 265,000 followers.

It got thousands of retweets, but a lot of US-based Twitter users weren't impressed. At all.

Twitter: @daftlimmy

And they very quickly began to report him to the CIA, the US Secret Service, the FBI, and Interpol via Twitter.

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And Limmy's own comebacks were just as sassy and unconcerned as everyone else's.

It was OK in the end, though, as Limmy tweeted this message of reconciliation to Trump's supporters:

Listen, to all the Trump fans, I wish him all the best. He's going to Make America Great Again. It says so on the cap he sometimes wears.

Hilary Mitchell is the Scotland editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Hilary Mitchell at hilary.mitchell@buzzfeed.com.

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