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Sun May 22, 2016, 08:12 AM

A couple of articles in a Scottish newspaper reveal how Trump's mother emigrated to the USA.

The mysterious Mary Trump: The full untold story of how a young Scotswoman escaped to New York and raised a US presidential candidate

SHE was the mother of a potential future president of the United States, yet Mary Trump’s early life and particularly how she came to America is shrouded in mystery.

It has long been maintained that Trump’s Scottish mother Mary Anne Macleod met the Republican candidate-elect’s father Fred on a holiday or trip to New York in 1930. She was apparently introduced to him at a party by her sister, Catherine.

It is a tale that has been told so often, apparently never corrected by the Trump family, that it is accepted as the truth by most of the media – the BBC recently sent a reporter to her native village on the Isle of Lewis to investigate Mrs Trump’s roots and he faithfully repeated that “holiday” version.

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Today The National provides proof that far from being on holiday, Mary Anne Macleod Trump was a poor immigrant who arrived in New York with just $50 in her purse and worked as a domestic servant in the city for at least four years.

http://www.thenational.scot/news/the-mysterious-mary-trump-the-full-untold-story-of-how-a-young-scotswoman-escaped-to-new-york-and-raised-a-us-presidential-candidate.17824


An inconvenient truth? Donald Trump's Scottish mother was a low-earning migrant

SHE was one of the poor, the huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, who became a multi-millionaire philanthropist and mother of an almost certain Presidential candidate. The question is, why has Donald Trump never put anyone right about the true story of his mother’s immigration?

Perhaps he didn’t know. On the face of it, the tale of a poor Scottish girl making it rich in the USA and giving birth to a possible president should be a great backstory for any candidate yet, given his views on poor immigrants, maybe “the Donald” wishes to downplay Mary Anne Macleod Trump’s early status – though as The National has shown, she was never an illegal immigrant.

Perhaps it may have something to do with this position statement on immigration, taken from the Trump campaign website: “The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working-class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle-class wage. Nearly half of all immigrants and their US-born children currently live in or near poverty, including more than 60 per cent of Hispanic immigrants.

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How inconvenient for the would-be president that "low-earning worker" was exactly the status of Mary Anne Macleod when she emigrated from Scotland to the USA in 1930.

http://www.thenational.scot/news/an-inconvenient-truth-donald-trumps-scottish-mother-was-a-low-earning-migrant.17822

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Reply A couple of articles in a Scottish newspaper reveal how Trump's mother emigrated to the USA. (Original post)
Denzil_DC May 2016 OP
gordianot May 2016 #1
fasttense May 2016 #2
left-of-center2012 May 2016 #3
marble falls May 2016 #4
Her Sister May 2016 #5

Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:27 AM

1. I am 100% certain none of my ancestors had papers making them legal residents.

This includes those who came across the Siberian Alaska land bridge. They also did not make an appearance on Ellis Island. One ancestor came to America after his Father and brother were hung so it is quite possible they were undesirable.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:40 AM

2. My first ancestor in the US was an indentured servant.

 

Her first master sold her off to another guy.

Her 2nd master paid off her indenture and married her. She had 5 children by him and lived into her 80s as his widow.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 09:15 AM

3. My dad joked his ancestors were all horse thieves

I wouldn't be surprised.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Sun May 22, 2016, 09:36 AM

4. Wasn't a joke in my family. We also have governors of NC, TN and KY. Horse thieves and politicians.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 08:07 AM

5. KnR An inconvenient truth? Donald Trump's Scottish mother was a low-earning migrant

 

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