Ethics watchdogs sound alarm over Trump tweet on Scotland golf course

An ethics watchdog raised alarms after President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE tweeted on Saturday about his golf course in Scotland.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said that Trump was using his position to promote his business.

"There it is," CREW tweeted. "The president is using an official statement as an ad for his business and making sure everyone knows he ties his business to US relationships with foreign countries."

A senior CREW adviser called the president's tweet "shameless, corrupt and repugnant."

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"This is Trump’s most explicit commingling of personal interests and public office to date," wrote Walter ShaubWalter Michael Shaub'Nero' trends after meme Trump retweeted of himself playing violin is likened to Nero fiddling as Rome burns Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump as 'corrupt' for blocking Global Entry for New Yorkers Ex-White House ethics chief rips reversal on Stone sentencing MORE, who used to head the Office of Government Ethics. 

"This is the tone from the top that leads his appointees to violate ethics rules," he added. "This is shameless, corrupt and repugnant presidential profiteering."

Trump called his property in Scotland "perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world" and said it furthered his relationship with United Kingdom. 

"Very proud of perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world," he tweeted, quote-tweeting a Trump Organization tweet promoting the golf course. "Also, furthers U.K. relationship!"

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment. 

It is illegal to use the presidency for personal profit because of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. 

Later this month, a federal judge will hear an appeal from the president in attempt to block a separate case in which the president is accused of violating the Emoluments Clause by accepting payments through his hotel in Washington.