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Mon May 3, 2021, 12:26 AM

Trump's Scottish Golf Resorts Took $800,000 In Taxpayer Funds To Save Jobs, But Cut Workers

Source: huff post




POLITICS 05/02/2021 10:39 pm ET


Union officials called the money grab a “scandal” and are calling for a government investigation.

By Mary Papenfuss

Donald Trump’s two Scottish golf resorts collected up to $800,000 in subsidies from the British government to protect jobs during COVID-19 but fired “scores” of workers, a top union complained Sunday.

Union officials called the money grab a “scandal” and are calling for a government investigation.

Trump’s SLC Turnberry Ltd received as much as $700,000 in taxpayer funds, while his resort in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, was paid up to $100,000 in just two months, according to government documents, reported the Scottish Sun. (The amounts are reported in ranges.)

Some other golf resorts collected as much or even more. But the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers complained to The Scotsman that the Trump Organization “hoovering up” public money while cutting staff made a “mockery” of a program specifically designed to save jobs................


Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-organization-scottish-golf-resort-job-subsidies_n_608f3deae4b02e74d228a542



well maybe the Scots can get him for some of his wrong doings.






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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 12:32 AM

1. Check Fatfuck 45's pockets

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 12:36 AM

2. Of COURSE.

Surprised the Scots went for it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 12:40 AM

3. time to prove it & burn the sob !! time to get band wagon rolling .

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 01:38 AM

4. 'it appears the Trump Organization hasn't paid a penny in taxes at any of the resorts because of con

Wonder how long the Scots will allow this to go on and on and on!



........The union said some 66 workers were let go at Turnberry in Ayrshire since last spring. Some have been hired back but at reduced pay, according to the union.

“It is clear to us that at the very least the principles of the job retention scheme appear to have been breached by the Trump Organization, and that should now be subjected to a detailed and forensic investigation” by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs department, said the RMT’s General Secretary Mick Cash. “It’s a scandal.”

When Trump wooed both Ireland and Scotland to allow him to develop golf resorts in both countries, he promised the operations would deliver major tax revenue. In fact, it appears the Trump Organization hasn’t paid a penny in taxes at any of the resorts because of constantly reported losses.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Mon May 3, 2021, 02:35 AM

5. yepper

it's not in u.s. . the will just take his property's & sell them. just looking for a excuse . same shit sdny & Manhattan are looking into. Trump . org is toast & trump knows it !

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:06 AM

6. From what I've been reading, the Turnberry course is well thought of because he actually...

rehabbed a decrepit property and made it worthwhile.

Aberdeen, however, is a sore point with the Scots. He promised a lot more for destroying the beach and pissing off the neighbors, but hasn't invested nearly what he promised.

A number of his past allies, like Salmand, have turned up their noses, and the current SNP is no friend at all. If they do actually secede (maybe this month?) and join the EU this year, it's all over for "Mr." Trump.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #6)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:43 AM

12. Why do they need to join the EU to do something about this ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:46 AM

13. Details are complicated, and I'm no expert, but Scotland now has limited home rule...

and can get more done without those London shackles.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:47 AM

7. There is a stinky politician in there somewhere

and not just Trump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:59 AM

8. Fraud.

We’ll do this with the money, but don’t.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:54 AM

9. The Scots should sieze the Aberdeenshire golf course and restore the beach, dune*, and inland ...

... ecological communities. That course is a blight on Scotland's environment. Trump promised
thousands of jobs with that course but in reality it has produced about 100 and 1/2 of those jobs
are as caddies.


* Dunes are made to move with the winds and that golf course plunked down in the middle of
those dunes is an abortion of nature.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:36 AM

10. I'd love to see a proper investigation of him in Scotland.

You know he's been doing the exact same thing there that he does here but he doesn't have nearly as much support or leverage to block things in Scotland.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:00 AM

11. Just maybe the Scots were a bit to fast not investigating this American traitor and will now do so

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:26 AM

14. Welfare fraud!

Living off government teat at the expense of hard-working taxpayers. Gimme, gimme, gimme! Why can't the Brits make him WORK for his ill-gained privileges?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:34 AM

15. They gave Trump money on his word.

I got nuttin.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:28 AM

16. Somebody has to hold this asshole accountable.

I am not saying we will not, I think there is a lot of deep and intense investigation. I doubt no matter what they fine that anyone here will make him pay. Go for it Scotland, grab him by the bank account.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 01:12 PM

17. always just a grifter/conman

and his family(all)too. And he just keeps grifting along with the help of his congressional and citizen voter's willful ignorance and stupidity.

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