Trump Lies About Scottish Airport for No Apparent Reason

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It's an arrangement that contrasts with the President's recent claims that he knows "nothing" about Air Force crews staying at his resort amid growing criticism over the matter.

The eight-page document-dated September 10 and uploaded to the House Oversight Committee website on Tuesday morning-also suggests the housing of U.S. military personnel at President Trump's property in Scotland constitutes an "apparent violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution".

In a statement released Sunday evening, the Air Force admitted that while those crews appeared to follow all guidelines and procedures, staying at the president's higher-end hotels might be allowed "but not advisable".

Trump, who has raised eyebrows by integrating his household enterprise empire's golf programs into his personal presidential schedule, mentioned that authorities officers' use of his properties was a coincidence.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee earlier this year launched a probe of the stays after aircraft were directed to land at Prestwick Airport, in Glasgow, Scotland.

A decision by the Pentagon to increase its use of the airport to refuel Air Force flights in 2015 had local airport officials sending flight crews to hotels in the area for overnight stays, including Turnberry, according to the paper.

According to Air Force statistics the number of overnight stays has increased from 40 in 2015 to 220 by August 2019.

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President Trump is more than pleased to be less popular internationally than his predecessor. Gasoline at Prestwick is bought at a US executive-negotiated price.

Trump said he has successfully pressured several countries to pay more of their North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitments, as the USA routinely pays more than its own minimum requirement per year. The property lost $4.5 million in 2017, but revenue went up $3 million in 2018.

Trump "played a direct role in setting up" the deal at the time, the Times said. Politico, CNN and NBC News wrote that the Air Force has stayed at the Turnberry resort since 2015, but CBS News omitted that piece of information in its article.

Pence and his team spent two nights at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, a small town on the country's southwest coast, even though it was located roughly 180 miles away from his meetings in the capital city of Dublin.

"I had nothing to do with the decision of our great [VP] Mike Pence to stay overnight at one of the Trump owned resorts in Doonbeg, Ireland".

When asked by a reporter about an airport near a Trump-owned golf course in Scotland that some Democrats allege benefited from us military purchases since President Donald Trump took office, Trump responded by saying "I own a lot of different places".

"Then, I read where Obama is more popular in Germany than Trump - he's got to be - I'm making people pay their bills", he remarked. "Mike's family has lived in Doonbeg for many years, and he thought that during his very busy European visit, he would stop and see his family!"

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