Trump's hotel in Scotland gets tax rebate meant to help struggling businesses: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE’s Turnberry hotel received a tax rebate from the Scottish government as part of an effort to help failing businesses, according to a report in The Guardian published Tuesday.

The property's taxes were cut by approximately $141,000, the report said, amounting to a 13.5 percent decrease in its annual bill.

Scottish minister Martin Ford said that Trump “clearly doesn’t need” the tax cut and described it as an “unintended” consequence. 

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“All policy changes have unintended consequences, and this is a bad one for the Scottish government,” Ford told the newspaper. 

“Absolutely no one would think that the best use of nearly £110,000 of public money is to use it to enhance Mr Trump’s bank balance. He clearly doesn’t need it.” 

The property tax cuts were announced in February after hotel and restaurant proprietors complained about increases, the report said.