- Scotland’s First Minister, Nicolas Sturgeon, on Tuesday ended rumors that President Donald Trump will visit his Turnberry golf resort during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
- Sturgeon said the nationwide lockdown, which includes a non-essential travel ban, applies to Trump.
- A Scottish newspaper reported on Sunday that a US military plane occasionally used by Trump was scheduled to arrive at an airport near the Trump Turnberry Golf Resort.
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Rumors that President Donald Trump will turn to him Scottish Golf Resort During the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, the leader of Scotland was disappointed on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Nicolas Sturgeon said the US president will not be allowed to visit the country, as he has owned a golf resort since 2014, due to travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19 that prohibit non-essential travel. Sturgeon implemented a nationwide lockdown on Monday shortly before British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a national lockdown on England as coronavirus cases soared.
“We do not allow people to enter Scotland and that applies to him just as it applies to everyone else,” Sturgeon told Scottish reporters on Tuesday. “And playing golf is not what I consider to be a primary purpose.”
The Sunday Post was first reported Trump may be planning to flee the United States later this month. The Scottish newspaper said that a military plane occasionally used by the president is scheduled to arrive at Glasgow Prestwick airport near the Trump resort on January 19, the day before Biden’s inauguration.
White House press secretary Kylie McNani said Trump “has no plans to travel to Scotland” after the White House declined to comment on the Sunday Post reports. Trump planned to visit Turnberry after the 2016 elections because he assumed he would lose the race to Hillary Clinton, The New York Times reportedQuoting former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
The president, who refused to concede his election loss, has not said whether he will attend Biden’s inauguration or reveal where he will go once he becomes president. NBC News mentioned Trump was considering announcing his presidential run for 2024 on Inauguration Day, while other media outlets have reported that Trump will do so. Campaign rally held Biden was also sworn in.