“The speculation began with curious activity by U.S. military aircraft reported circling President Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland in November.
“Then the Sunday Post in Scotland reported that Glasgow Prestwick Airport ‘has been told to expect the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 aircraft, that is occasionally used by Trump, on January 19.’
“Could the American president, on his last full day in office, wing his way to his ancestral Scotland to hit the links at his shuttered resort, possibly missing the inauguration?
“Unknown and unconfirmed.”
“But on Tuesday, the leader of Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, was asked if Trump was headed her way, and what might be her message to him?”
“Sturgeon warned Trump he might be breaking the law if he came: ‘We are not allowing people to come into Scotland now without an essential purpose, which would apply to him, just as it applies to everybody else. Coming to play golf is not what I would consider an essential purpose.'”
“Scotland, alongside Northern Ireland, Wales and England are in lockdown, with stay-at-home orders, allowing people to venture out only for essential work or shopping, and to get a bit of exercise and attend medical appointments,” by William Booth and David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post. Read more