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Trump’s Scottish golf resorts lose over $14 million — despite military flights: report

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Trump's forays into Scottish tourism and politics over the years have had mixed results, with controversy centred on his development of a golf course near Aberdeen AFP/File / Andy BUCHANAN

President Donald Trump has been hemorrhaging money from his Scotland golf courses for the past several years, but new updated documents show both courses are reporting losses again this year.

Last week, Golf Week reported the golf course in Aberdeenshire posted losses of 1.07 million pounds in 2018 ($1.3 million). Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that both courses reported combined losses to the tune of $14.3 million in total for 2018.

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Trump’s Turnberry resort was the source of a scandal involving Trump’s alleged demand that military aircraft stop to refuel at the airport near his high-end golf resort and stay on his property. Despite the U.S. tax dollars being spent at Trump’s property, the resorts still managed hefty losses. The Trump Organization reported $22.5 million in revenue from Turnberry, which is higher than any other year in the resort’s history.

“But the company also lost $13 million for the year, more than tripling its 2017 loss of $4.1 million,” the report said.

“These two courses are among 14 properties Trump bought without loans between 2006 and 2014, an all-cash spending binge that topped $400 million,” The Post recalled.

Turnberry has never shown a profit since Trump opened it.


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Lincoln Project whacks the president: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday held a campaign rally in Wisconsin with supporters "packed in like sardines."

At the rally, Trump ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for social distancing at campaign appearances with America's death toll over 200,000. Also on Thursday, Biden held a town hall meeting on CNN where he spoke in-depth about the challenges of a coronavirus vaccine.

The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists working to defeat Trump, said that "only one candidate will protect your family from coronavirus" in a new video.

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US President Donald Trump will not attend next week's UN General Assembly gathering in person, his chief of staff told journalists aboard Air Force One Thursday, according to a pool report.

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https://twitter.com/RSBNetwork/status/1306433275381116928

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Trump is slurring and sounds tired pic.twitter.com/6MJLw2fpms

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