Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Donald Trump waves at protesters as he plays golf during United Kingdom visit

Donald Trump waves at protesters as he plays golf during United Kingdom visit

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday to protest against President Trump, who is spending the weekend in Scotland ahead of a meeting next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In an extraordinary interview with Friday's edition of The Sun tabloid, Britain's most widely read newspaper, Trump said May's plan for post-Brexit ties with the European Union would "probably kill" prospects for a UK-US trade deal.

Trump's decision to stay yet again at a property he owns - and has repeatedly advertised during the drip - caught the attention of ethics experts, who say Trump should not profit off the presidency. She later immigrated to the USA, where she met and married Trump's father, the son of German immigrants.

With no meeting scheduled between the president and Scotland's First Minister, Mr Brown commented: "People are saying to me why is he not meeting Nicola Sturgeon?"

In 2006, the billionaire real estate tycoon bought 1,400 acres (567 hectares) of land near Aberdeen and promised to build "the world's best golf course".

Mr Trump also drew criticism for "berating" a number of British business leaders in a dinner at Blenheim palace on Thursday night, according to reports in The Telegraph. "I will absolutely bring that up", Trump told reporters.

He asked: "Does Scotland love Donald Trump?"

Police Scotland said in a statement: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident when a powered parachute was flown in the vicinity of the Turnberry Hotel around 9.45 pm on Friday, 13 July 2018".

He also said former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who resigned over the plan earlier this week and is a potential challenger to May, would make "a great prime minister". It's the art of the deal. "Even if he's only there for four years, every four years we have an election and there are 67 million people who support him, so what are the chances that this is the end?"

The SNP government overturned the councillors' decision shortly after golf-loving nationalist Alex Salmond took control, kicking off a short and tempestuous bromance with Trump who called Salmond "an wonderful man".

At Turnberry, protesters climbed a hill to ensure the president could see them as they shouted: "No Trump, no KKK, no racist United States of America".

The 20-foot (6-meter) tall balloon has become a symbol of the protests against the US president's first official visit to Britain. "Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin", he added. The New York Times reported that the indictment "includes a litany of brazen Russian subterfuge operations meant to foment chaos in the months before Election Day".

Describing golf as "my primary form of exercise", Trump tweeted: "The weather is handsome, and this place is incredible!"

In the most detailed US accusation to date that Moscow meddled in the presidential election, a federal grand jury said Russia's military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Clinton's campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data.

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