The Scottish Prime Minister has advised US President Donald Trump that a golf holiday to Scotland in the midst of the national Covid lockdown would not meet the criteria of “essential purpose” to allow anyone to enter the country.
During her coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon issued a warning to the US leader after she was asked about a rumored visit by President Donald Trump to Scotland later this month.
“I have no idea what Donald Trump’s travel plans are, I hope and expect the itinerary is to leave the White House, but beyond that I do not know,” she remarked.
But we are not allowing people to come to Scotland without a significant purpose right now, and that would apply to him as it does to anyone else. And it’s not an essential purpose to get to play golf.
The prime minister’s comments come amid rumors that Trump intends to visit his loss-making Turnberry golf course later in January while skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration.
A source at Prestwick Airport told Sunday post: “There is a reservation for a US military version of the Boeing 757 on January 19 the day before the inauguration.”
The plane was reportedly typically used by either the U.S. vice president or first lady, but the postal source added it “Presidential flights tend to be booked well in advance because of the work that needs to be done around it.”
Trump has yet to confirm whether he will attend Biden’s inauguration and still appears to be focused on overthrowing the election result.
Earlier this week, Trump apparently ordered officials to “find” votes in his favor to turn the democratic winning state of Georgia.
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