The Scotsman reports:
Scotland on Sunday can reveal a significant spike in the bill being picked up by American taxpayers for the outgoing first family’s dealings in Scotland on behalf of the US president’s private firm.
Mr Trump’s flagship Turnberry resort has been paid nearly £25,000 by his own government to cover accommodation costs for Secret Service agents assigned to protect his son, Eric, on multiple trips to Scotland to attend to the family’s business affairs.
It means that, since his election, Mr Trump’s Turnberry resort has now received close to £300,000 from the Secret Service, US State Department, and US Defence Department, according to an ongoing analysis of spending records by Scotland on Sunday.
Read the full article, which goes on to note that Turnberry has never turned a profit and has lost at least $58 million since Trump bought the property. The Scotsman just got the “redacted” spending details three years after filing its initial FOIA request. Trump has a second golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
EXCL: Donald Trump’s Turnberry hotel was paid nearly £25,000 by the Secret Service for business trips by Eric Trump & his wife, incl a private golf excursion with 30 ‘international guests’. The resort has received circa £300,000 from US taxpayers. Thread👇🏻 https://t.co/g0TntzRhqI
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