Trump Expands Golf Course in Scotland Despite No New Foreign Deals Pledge
Assistant Editor Casey Jones’ comment: It seems a lot of people assume alternative news should automatically take the side of Trump. While my opinion in this pre-article editorial doesn’t necessarily reflect that of all on this website I thank the owner of the site to allow free voicing of different opinions and thought. The problem with this particular news story is that the majority of Trump followers don’t know or don’t care that he has lied, is lying and will continue to lie. The claim was that they didn’t want a “crooked” president (aka “Crooked Hilary”) but wanted instead good old “trust worthy Donald” The guy that is KNOWN, not accused of, but KNOWN for scams lies and cheating throughout his entire life and “business” career yet he is not “crooked”. They were bamboozled and for the ones that are smart enough to realize it they will likely not want to accept that they were fooled and instead live in denial. This is not the first or last lie or shady behavior from this elect. Time eventually sets all truth free, will you choose to see it?
ps. Any news or information that the elect Trump doesn’t like or disagrees with (even if it’s a fact) is “fake news” and should be ignored, very smart tactic on his part! Are so many people really so asleep?
The Trump Organization has announced expansion plans for one of its many overseas businesses, only a few days after President-elect Donald Trump pledged not to pursue new foreign deals while in the White House.
Although Trump’s attorneys said recently that no new foreign deals would be made during his presidency to avoid conflicts of interest, the Trump Organization is moving forward with a multi-million dollar expansion plan for his golf resort in Scotland.
The Trump International Golf Course Scotland in Aberdeenshire is set to get a second 18-hole golf course, a new 450-room five-star hotel, a timeshare complex and a private housing estate. Officials with the organization insist that the venture is not contrary to Trump’s promise.
“Implementing future phasing of existing properties does not constitute a new transaction, so we intend to proceed,” a Trump Organization spokeswoman told the Guardian.
During last year’s presidential election in the US, Trump promised that he would divest himself from his business if he became president. Last week, Trump’s attorney Sheri Dillon told reporters at a news conference that the president-elect’s sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., would take over his properties before his inauguration, and that the mogul-turned-president would limit the information he receives about his assets to total profit and loss statements only.
Dillon also said that Trump’s company would appoint an ethics adviser to sign off on new domestic business agreements and that Trump would donate all profits from foreign-government payments to his hotels to the US Treasury.
Critics have said that having his children manage his assets does little to remove Trump from the operations of his businesses, and that doing so does not constitute the type of blind trust that his predecessors have traditionally used to avoid the potential for conflicts of interest.