"You don't see it". It would be bad.
"Donald Trump, in one fell swoop, has just handed independence supporters the biggest boost they've had in several years".
"Donald Trump's opposition to independence should seal the deal for the SNP [Scottish National Party] - and to do it on the basis of Scotland losing the "British Open" is typical", Salmond said, clarifying that the prestigious golf tournament is called The Open, not The British Open.
TRUMP: Scotland. Keep it in Scotland. One is Trump Turnberry and the other is the Trump International Golf Links course just outside Aberdeen.
"It's nearly impossible to see how the cause of Scottish independence could be harmed by the Donald's opposition to it", SNP MP Tommy Sheppard told BuzzFeed News. In 2015 he said: "I didn't want to get involved in it, but people asked me and I think Scotland is better being unified as opposed to being independent".
Responding to Mr Trump's comments, Mr Salmond described the president as "a complete and utter nincompoop".
In a mainstream media interview, Trump said he had a "very good relationship with the prime minister" and was "absolutely looking to do a major trade deal" once the country leaves the European Union.
Donald Trump has confirmed he expects a "major trade deal" with the United Kingdom after Brexit will include reciprocal deals in financial services and agriculture.
But he added: 'I can say that we're going to be very involved with the UK.
Revealed by Politico after the Journal refused to publish the entire transcript of a recent White House conversation with the president, the interview goes in myriad directions. But when I was with President Xi, who I have a very good relationship with, I said: 'Do me a favour. Could be very big & exciting. "Among the most, we have farm products that you just can't get into the EU".
The comments come after UK worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox met with USA counterpart Robert Lightizer for trade negotiations in Washington as the UK Government look for potential agreements after Brexit next year.