Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resorts have received over Â£3m in furlough funds, according to a report by The Scotsman. The report states that Trump’s two Scottish golf resorts, Turnberry and Trump International Golf Links, have received Â£1.3m and Â£1.8m respectively in furlough funds from the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The revelation has sparked outrage among many in Scotland, with politicians and members of the public calling for the funds to be returned. The Scottish government has also called for an investigation into the matter.
Trump’s Scottish golf resorts have been a source of controversy for years, with many accusing the former US president of using them to promote his personal brand and enrich himself. The resorts have also been criticized for their impact on the environment and local communities.
The furlough funds were intended to help businesses affected by the pandemic to retain their staff and avoid layoffs. However, many have criticized the scheme for allowing wealthy businesses like Trump’s to benefit from taxpayer money.
The revelation also comes at a time when Trump is facing multiple legal challenges, including investigations into his business dealings and allegations of sexual assault. The former president has denied all wrongdoing.
The controversy surrounding Trump’s Scottish golf resorts is just the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding the former president. Despite this, Trump remains a popular figure among many of his supporters, who see him as a champion of conservative values and a defender of American interests.
However, his critics argue that his divisive rhetoric and policies have done more harm than good, and that his legacy will be one of division and discord. As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic and other pressing issues, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Donald Trump and his Scottish golf resorts.