" Quartz By Heather Timmons June 21, 2016 12:14 PM
.Real Estate magnate Donald Trump gestures as he plays golf.
Donald Trump has close links to Scotland, where his mother was born and where he owns two golf courses. In one of his most high-profile trips abroad since becoming the presumptive Republican candidate for US president, he’s visiting his ancestral homeland on Friday, June 24.
Based on recent evidence, the Scots may not be all that pleased to see him.
Trump’s mother, Mary Macleod, was born in 1912 in Tong, a village on the Isle of Lewis, which lies in the Outer Hebrides. The island is a three-hour ferry ride off the northwest coast of Scotland, where the wind is so strong that local officials wondered if it would keep Trump from visiting because it wasn’t “bouffant friendly,” the Wall Street Journal reported in 2007.
When he visited in 2008, he spent 97 seconds inside the house where his mother was born, The Guardian reported. He also handed out copies of his books, How to Get Rich and The Art of the Deal, to his second cousins. Trump’s relationship with Scotland has worsened since then.
Trump’s Scottish golf courses have been a source of contention ever since he built Menie, in the northern province of Aberdeenshire, and purchased the historic Turnberry course in the south for $60 million.
The construction of Menie rand into local objections and environmental hurdles. Trump campaigned furiously against offshore wind farms, which he said would spoil the view. But his war on wind failed given that renewable energy is one of Scotland’s new major businesses.
Earlier this week, a group of residents living close to Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course planted a Mexican flag on its border:
“The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted, and tried to marginalise,” David Milne, part of a group which planted the flag, told Buzzfeed.
From "Quartz" : "The small amount of cash on hand, coupled with his small staff (a few dozen, compared to hundreds for Clinton) has led to a new round of speculation that Trump isn’t waging a serious campaign.
Nonetheless, Trump continues to collect $75 to $1,000 donations from retirees, housewives, warehouse workers, and car dealership owners, through the Great America PAC and his own campaign.
At the same time, the campaign paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump-owned businesses (and offspring) in the first five months of 2016, according to an itemized list of disbursements.
The Mar-a-Lago club, part of Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida residence, received the most, for “facility rental/catering” fees, but many other Trump connections fared well too. This chart doesn’t include every Trump-connected payout, only some of the biggest. (Tag Air is his private airline, Eric is his son)."
trump is essentially paying himself to campaign. Two faced, as he makes up so many stories of others, then does what he makes up about others. Why charge his campaign when he is using his own businesses and constantly talks of funding his own campaign, but turns around and funds his own bank account!
Looks like the Fed will be delt another blow in their quest to raise rates. Could QE-4&5 be coming?
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[This is what happens when people listen to Donald Trump who supported the UK leaving the EU.]
Or when they reject Obama who wrote op-ed pieces in British newspapers urging them to stay.
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looking like the Brits are going bye byes and flipping the EU The Bird.
THIS IS NOT PRICED IN
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