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‘I Know Nothing’: Trump Says Air Force Stays At His Scotland Resort Have ‘NOTHING TO DO WITH ME’


‘I Know Nothing’: Trump Says Air Force Stays At His Scotland Resort Have ‘NOTHING TO DO WITH ME’

President Donald Trump on Monday denied any involvement in an Air Force crew’s decision to stop overnight at his luxury Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, a subject that has drawn scrutiny from congressional Democrats.

In a series of tweets, Trump also again denied involvement in Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to stay at his property in Doonbeg, Ireland, during an official visit last week despite his meetings being more than 180 miles away on the opposite side of the country in Dublin.

“I know nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport (which I do not own and have nothing to do with) near Turnberry Resort (which I do own) in Scotland, and filling up with fuel, with the crew staying overnight at Turnberry (they have good taste!),” Trump tweeted Monday. “NOTHING TO DO WITH ME.”

Politico reported Friday that the House Oversight and Reform Committee has launched an investigation into why the Air National Guard crew stopped at the Trump Turnberry outside Glasgow during a routine trip from the United States to Kuwait this past Spring, in addition to military spending around Trump’s Scotland resort.

The U.S. Air Force on Sunday ordered a world-wide review of how the military branch chooses overnight accommodations for its crews in the wake of the report.

Politico reports:

Typically, Air Force crews will stop at U.S. military bases elsewhere in Europe to refuel, where it would be cheaper to do so. But according to a letter the Oversight Committee sent the Pentagon in June, the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport — the closest to Trump Turnberry — since October 2017.

The committee’s investigation, which began in April of this year, is probing whether the stops pose a conflict of interest for the president and whether the military is helping to prop up Trump’s resort, which had been losing money. An aide for the committee told POLITICO that the Pentagon has not responded to their inquiries as part of the probe.

Trump on Monday defended Pence’s stay at Doonbeg, writing on Twitter that he played no role in Pence’s decision to stay there despite Pence’s chief of staff telling reporters originally that Trump had suggested it.

“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,” Trump wrote. “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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