The New York Times reports:
Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region.
The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that same airport to refuel Air Force flights and gave the local airport authority the job of helping to find accommodations for flight crews who had to remain overnight.
Documents obtained from Scottish government agencies show that the Trump Organization, and Mr. Trump himself, played a direct role in setting up an arrangement between the Turnberry resort and officials at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
The first part of the deal was a promise–never really delivered on in a big way–that Trump Org was going to put its helicopter and plane at the Glasgow Prestwick Airport, abt 20 miles from his resort. Helps airport and could carry Trump customers too. pic.twitter.com/HWZWzemzJg
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) September 10, 2019
This deal predated the Trump presidency. But it underscores the ethical questions around a private businessman who hasn’t put holdings in a blind trust/etc and whose business intersects with the government he runs. https://t.co/PRMUq7Oaw6
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 10, 2019