Trump Organization plans $200 million investment in Scottish golf course

Trump Organization plans $200 million investment in Scottish golf course
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The Trump Organization intends to invest close to $200 million to develop one of its properties in Scotland, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The Trumps own two golf courses in Scotland: Turnberry and one near Aberdeen. The family business submitted a proposal to the Aberdeenshire Council that outlines its intentions for the latter property, which has been opposed by some locals.

The Trump Organization indicated that it plans to build 50 cottages, a sport center and equestrian facilities on its property, according to the AP. The project will create nearly 2,000 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs, the company said in its proposal.


The AP reported that a number of area residents have accused the Trump Organization of previously failing to deliver on job promises associated with the project.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's adult sons, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpHouse chairman: Trump lawyers may have given false info about Cohen payments Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE and Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpMandatory E-Verify: The other border wall Trump Organization drops plans to open new hotels amid scrutiny: report Schultz won't say if he will sell all Starbucks shares if he becomes president MORE, run the Trump Organization. Trump roiled ethics watchdogs after his election when he refused to fully divest from his businesses.

That decision has led to numerous claims from watchdogs, and multiple lawsuits, that the president is profiting off of his office.

The president spent a weekend at his Turnberry resort earlier this month during a trip to Europe.

The Scotsman reported that the U.S. government paid roughly $65,000 to Trump's Turnberry resort for housing and accommodations for staffers during the president's stay. Eric Trump claimed the company did not profit from the trip, though he did not specify where the payment went instead.