Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

Hugh Fox
July 15, 2018

Protesters in Trafalgar Square.

'That's why we flew over him with a message branding him well below par'.

They chanted "Trump is a racist!

Mr. Trump is passionate about his Scottish heritage, and I hope he enjoys his visit to Scotland".

"Donald Trump is not welcome here", Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard told the crowd.

Protestors attend a rally against the policy of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Sunday
Protestors attend a rally against the policy of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Sunday

"A famous golf course owner from America who, I think, has now turned his hand to politics, chose to take the Scottish government to court to try to block these wind turbines", she told reporters.

He also said former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who resigned over the plan earlier this week and is a potential challenger to May, would make "a great prime minister".

More protests followed when Mr Trump took to the course on Saturday, with those keen to denounce the president taking to a nearby beach and hills overlooking the greens to chant: "No Trump, no KKK, no racist US".

Turnberry staged the women's Open in 2015 with Trump in attendance, but as he stepped up the rhetoric in his U.S. presidential campaign, the R&A - the governing body of golf - said the course will not be considered for holding the Open before 2022 at the earliest.

In the most detailed USA accusation to date that Moscow meddled in the presidential election, a federal grand jury said Russia's military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Clinton's campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data. He's such delusional, arrogant, vain person.

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The former businessman said the name change aimed to make the course "more successful", and was not meant to massage his ego. "We need to show that there are people outside America who care about what is happening and that Trump has a global impact".

SNP depute leader Keith Brown later said the Glasgow rally was "important as it tells the world what Scotland thinks of the U.S. president".

The protesters were among the thousands who came out in Scotland and England in opposition to the US president's visit to both countries.

"Let's show what Scotland thinks of his immigration policies, of his anti-Muslim policies, of the way that he treats women".

Trump and Putin, who control the world's two biggest nuclear arsenals, are due to meet in the Finnish capital, a venue that evokes memories of Cold War showdowns between the Soviet Union and the United States.

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"Initially we weren't certain they were all alive - as they were coming down I was counting them until I got to 13", he said. They want the boys to instead relax at their homes for the next month. "The children were well taken care of in the cave".

The president owns two golf courses in Scotland, one in Aberdeenshire and his Turnberry resort in the southwest.

Trump declared "I am the evidence" when Scottish lawmakers asked him to back up his assertion that the wind farm would "destroy the financial wellbeing of Scotland".

To the chorus of boos and shouts of no, he said: "I don't think Scotland likes Donald Trump very much". Greenpeace, in a statement, claimed the protest forced the president to take cover, saying "as the glider appears overhead, the president can be seen making for the entrance, breaking into a trot". Thousands are also protesting in the capital Edinburgh.

Trump and his wife, Melania, are spending the weekend out of the spotlight at his Scottish golf resort at Turnberry, on the western coast, ahead of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

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