On the eve of a parliamentary vote on whether an investigation into the funding of the Scottish golf resorts should be ordered by Donald Trump, the son of the former US President scourged politicians for “pushing their personal agendas”. Eric Trump released the bulletin as the Scottish Parliament prepares for a debate convened by Patrick Harvie, co-chair of the Scottish Greens. The executive vice president of the Trump organization called Harvie a “national embarrassment”.
Harvie urges First Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon, to apply for an Inexplicable Property Order (UWO) regarding Trump International, a course in Aberdeenshire and the famous Turnberry resort in Ayrshire. When a UWO is granted by the courts, a UWO forces companies or individuals to disclose the source of their assets.
“The Scottish government has tried for far too long to avoid the question of Donald Trump’s wealth,” Harvie told The Scotsman. “There are serious concerns about how he financed the cash purchases on his Scottish golf courses, but an investigation has never been conducted. That is why I am bringing this vote to Parliament. The government must pursue an inexplicable property regime to shed light on Trump’s shadowy dealings. “
Eric Trump hit back on Tuesday. “Patrick Harvie is nothing more than a national embarrassment with his pathetic antics, which only serve himself and his political agenda,” he said. “If Harvie and the rest of the Scottish Government continue to treat foreign investors this way, it will deter future investors from doing business in Scotland, which will ultimately crush their economy, tourism and hospitality.”
Harvie is actually an opposition MP in the Scottish Parliament, the Greens only have five seats.
“At a critical time when politicians should focus on saving lives and reopening businesses in Scotland, they are focused on moving their personal agendas forward,” added Eric Trump.
“As a company, the Trump Organization has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Scottish economy, rescuing Turnberry, a Scottish national treasure on the verge of collapse, and converting it into one of the best resorts in the world. In both Aberdeen and Turnberry, the Trump Organization has created thousands of jobs and has made an overwhelming contribution to the leisure and tourism industries.
“Today both courses received countless awards for their iconism. Trump Turnberry and Trump International Scotland have topped the charts in the top 100 best golf courses in the world, and both hotels have received top honors in the top 100: Britain and Ireland’s best golf courses and resorts, with Turnberry at number 1 and Aberdeen at number 1 . 2. “
U.S. prosecutors are investigating the Trump Organization’s finances and Trump’s tax liabilities, with Deutsche Bank making substantial loans to Trump of approximately $ 340 million (£ 249 million) to be repaid in 2023 and 2024 .
The Trump Organization has always insisted that their Scottish golf courses be bought with no outside funding. However, the New York Times reported that Trump applied for another loan from Deutsche Bank during the 2016 presidential campaign to fund his turnberry redevelopment, using his Doral resort in Miami as collateral.