Scottish airport highlighted Trump resort in pitch to US military: report

Scottish airport highlighted Trump resort in pitch to US military: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says US has coronavirus 'totally under control' Senate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Collins breaks with GOP on attempt to change impeachment rules resolution MORE's property in Scotland was reportedly singled out and promoted by Scottish officials during negotiations to use a nearby airport as a refueling station for U.S. military aircraft.

Materials obtained by The Scotsman newspaper revealed that the Trump Turnberry resort was included in a promotional push headed by Glasgow Prestwick Airport as part of its efforts to win a contract from the U.S. military to refuel its planes.


In materials reportedly handed out by airport staff at meetings with U.S. personnel, airport staff boasted about recent renovations to the Trump Turnberry and highlighted how the resort and other nearby locations could house U.S. service members overnight.

“There are several downtown four star hotels in nearby Ayr, Prestwick, and Troon, all within a 15 minute drive from the airport. The newly refurbished five star Trump Turnberry Hotel is a 40 minute drive away," the materials reportedly read.

One source told the newspaper that the Turnberry was the only hotel prominently featured or named in the materials as a top lodging choice for U.S. service members.

“It’s made very clear that Turnberry is the most attractive option, especially if you’re on a longer layover,” one source explained. “It’s as much a pitch for Trump Turnberry as it is the airport," the source said.

The Trump administration has faced questions over U.S. service members' use of the Trump resort during stays in the area. 

Critics of the president argue that his ongoing ability to profit from businesses patronized by both domestic political groups and foreign entities represents a violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.

Upon entering the White House, Trump placed control of the Trump Organization with his two sons.