Trump complained of trouble setting up golf courses in EU during Brussels visit: report

Trump complained of trouble setting up golf courses in EU during Brussels visit: report
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President Trump reportedly complained to world leaders about roadblocks he has faced setting up golf courses in the European Union.

Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir reported Trump told Belgian Prime Minister he has mixed feelings about the European Union (EU) due to issues he has faced in the past setting up golf courses within its borders.

Trump brought up his difficulties doing business in Ireland, which has influenced his view of how the EU functions.

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“Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a license and that did not give him a very good image of the European Union.,” a source told Le Soir.

“One feels that he wants a system where everything can be realized very quickly and without formalities.”

Trump has not distanced himself from conducting business at his golf clubs. He has visited them 25 times, according to The New York Times.

Trump has also taken to conducting presidential work at his golf courses, playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a state visit in Florida in February.

The Senior PGA Championship teed off Thursday at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.