Trump Expanding Scottish Golf Course After Vow of No New Foreign Deals: Report
After President-elect Donald Trump promised not to agree to any new foreign deals, Trump has agreed to expand his golf course in Scotland.
The Hill reports:
Expansion plans for the Trump International Golf Course Scotland in Aberdeenshire include a second 18-hole golf course and a new 450-room five-star hotel, timeshare complex and private housing estate, The Guardian reported Saturday.
Trump officials claim the venture does not conflict with the president-elect’s promise not to pursue new or “pending deals” during his presidency to avoid any conflicts of interest.
“Implementing future phasing of existing properties does not constitute a new transaction so we intend to proceed,” a Trump Organization spokeswoman told the Guardian.
Trump’s attorney, Sheri Dillon, told reporters at a news conference last Wednesday that Trump’s company would not be making any new foreign deals and would appoint an ethics adviser to sign off on new domestic business agreements.
Dillon, a tax attorney at the law firm Morgan Lewis, also said Trump would donate all profits from foreign-government payments to his hotels to the U.S. Treasury and that he has agreed to limit the information he receives about his assets to total profit and loss statements only.
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