'Pathetic antics': Eric Trump criticises Scottish debate on family's golf courses - 2021-02-02
On the eve of a parliamentary vote on whether an investigation should be ordered into the financing of Donald Trump's Scottish golf resorts, the former US president's son has castigated politicians for "advancing their personal agendas". Eric Trump issued the bulletin as the Scottish parliament prepares to host a debate called by Patrick Harvie, the co-leader of the Scottish Greens. The Trump Organization's executive vice-president also described Harvie as a "national embarrassment".
Harvie is urging the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to seek an unexplained wealth order (UWO) in relation to Trump International, a course in Aberdeenshire, and the famous Turnberry resort in Ayrshire. If granted via courts, a UWO compels businesses or individuals to detail the source of their wealth.
"The Scottish government has tried to avoid the question of investigating Donald Trump's wealth for far too long," Harvie told The Scotsman. "There are serious concerns about how he financed the cash purchases of his Scottish golf courses, but no investigation has ever taken place. That's why I'm bringing this vote to parliament. The government must seek an unexplained wealth order to shine a light on Trump's shadowy dealings."