Could the US president, on his last full day in office, feather his way to hit the link at his closed resort in his native Scotland, possibly missing the inauguration?
But on Tuesday, the leader of Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, was asked if Trump was in his leadership, and what message could that be for him?
His daily News briefing, Sturgeon said, “I don’t know what Donald Trump’s trip plans are, you’d be happy to know.”
Then he said, “I hope and hope that his immediate visit is planned out of the White House, but beyond that I don’t know.”
Finally, Sturgeon warned Trump that he could break the law if he came: “We are no longer allowing people to come into Scotland without a necessary purpose, which would apply to them, the way This applies to everyone. Coming to play golf I will not consider a necessary purpose.
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England are together Lockdown, With orders to stay at home, allows people to venture only to work or shopping necessary, and to get a little exercise and attend business appointments. Hospitals here are growing rapidly, driven by a new version of the virus, which is 50 to 70 percent more contagious.
According to Trump’s plans for the inauguration day on January 20 – or the first day of his visit – no lights in the White House.
“Anonymous sources who claim to know what the President is or are considering, have no idea.” When President Trump announced his plans for January 20, he would tell you, ”White House spokesman Jude Deere said in a written statement.
Where Trump and his family members will go and stay will not be announced.
The Trump Organization owns two golf resorts in Scotland, and one closest to Glasgow Prestwick Airport is Trump Turnberry, a 112-year-old Scottish resort they bought in 2014.
Turnberry, which includes a large Edwardian-era hotel as well as a historic seaside golf course, is one of the largest revenue generators among Trump’s small empire of hotels and clubs.
Trump has spent more than $ 218 million on the property so far – $ 67 million to buy it in 2014, then lent the property $ 150 million to keep it running since then. But according to public filings, the club never made a profit: it also lost $ 3 million for this year, even at the time of the 2019 boom.
The resort has not yet released data for 2020, but it appears to have been devastated by the pandemic, which led to the club being shut down in the spring for weeks – and again this winter, one in Scotland And entered into a strict lockdown.
If Trump plans to visit Turnberry in January, he will probably find it empty: The resort’s website now says, “To ensure the health and safety of our guests and associates, we have to remain closed until Friday 5 February 2021 Tough decision. “
The Trump Organization, which still owns the president, did not respond to a request for comment.
Fahrenthold reports from Washington.