Trumps Freshly Refurbished Scottish Golf Course Resumes amidst Controversy
A golf course resort in Scotland owned by Donald Trump is reopening today following a nearly $300 million restoration.
Trump Turnberry has remodeled its bars and restaurants, along with its 103 visitor spaces. Its lighthouse has likewise been transformed into a $5,000-per-night two-bedroom presidential suite.
The presumptive Republican candidate, whose mom Mary MacLeod was born in Stornoway, Scotland, purchased the property in 2014.
While there has actually been some opposition to his "commercial presence" in the area by the left-wing group RISE, the advancement of Trump Turnberry has been low-key in comparison to that of Trump’s other golf course in Scotland, Trump International Links. Notably, Trump lost a legal obstacle versus the British Supreme Court in December 2015. He had actually wished to stop the Scottish government from developing 11 turbines within sight of his estate, saying they would ruin the view.
Trump has typically stressed his ties with Scotland, but many citizens who have actually spoken with ABC News have stated that they feel separated from the candidate and that at best, they are happy that he has offered some with tasks.
Reaction emerged in the U.K. when Trump stated he would enforce a temporary overall and total shutdown on Muslims getting in the United States" till "our country's representatives can determine what is going on." (He has since stated that his questionable plan is "simply a tip.") An online petition to ban him from the U.K. attracted more than 400,000 trademarks and had to be debated in Parliament.
As a result, Trump cautioned that he would pull his $1 billion investment-- from his golf course developments-- if the U.K. prohibited him.
"I have actually done so much for Scotland," Trump said in a statement to the U.K. paper The Telegraph. "The U.K. politicians ought to be thanking me instead of catering political correctness."
The governmental prospect was not banned, but he did get his federal government consultation in GlobalScot, a company network, as an ambassador to promote Scotland, along with an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen revoked following his initial remarks about Muslims.
A Trump campaign representative verified to ABC News that Trump will be taking a trip to Turnberry to go to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 24.
Members of RISE have actually told regional press that they are planning on existing to phase another protest.