Trump Org Snorted Up Millions In British COVID Relief

Newsweek reports:

Both of the former president’s resorts in the country—Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire—suffered substantial losses last year despite receiving millions in government grants, according to financial reports their operating companies filed with the U.K. government this week.

Trump Turnberry saw turnover plummet from $26.37 million (£19.7million) in 2019 to $8.97 million (£6.7 million) in 2020, according to the report filed by Golf Recreation Scotland Ltd, which owns the resort. The company saw an operating loss of $7.1 million (£5.3. million) in 2020, the records show.

The BBC reports:

Donald Trump’s golf courses and leisure businesses in Scotland claimed over £3m in UK government furlough money, newly-published accounts show.

Covid restrictions caused substantial losses at Trump resorts in Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire with both companies reducing staff.

Critics of Mr Trump recently lost a legal bid to force the Scottish government to investigate how he paid for the courses, using an unexplained wealth order.