Donald Trump talks about throwing dirt in the faces of journalists on golf trip

Donald Trump attacked the media during his Scotland golf trip. 

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Tue, 2 May 2023
Donald Trump talks about throwing dirt in the faces of journalists on golf trip

Donald Trump attacked the press as he broke ground on his new golf course in Scotland. 

If you haven't heard, the former U.S. president has signed off on a new golf venture in Scotland to create 'one of the great golf courses of the world'. 

The course is named the MacLeod course after his mother, Marry Anne MacLeod. Work on the course, located at Trump International Scotland in Aberdeenshire, has now begun. 

“We are going to build a great golf course that aims to replicate the outstanding championship links we already have here and many believe to be the greatest golf course in the world," Trump said in the release. 

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Trump added:

“We will build a course that will be fit to host many great championships in the future along with our championship links. We’ve had a lot of pleasure in working on this land and there is no other land like it. We have incredible views by the sea and there are no other dunes like these in the world. It will be a great success.
“This project is very close to my heart and I am delighted to say that this is our first day of work on the new course It will be dedicated to my late mother and that is a source of great pride to me and my family. My mother was an incredible woman who loved Scotland. She returned here every year and she loved The Queen. I got to know The Queen too during my visits here I love Scotland just as much.”

His son, Eric Trump, is the executive vice president of the Trump Organization. 

“We’re extremely excited to be breaking ground on another world-class links course in Aberdeenshire," Eric said, adding: 

“We own and operate the best courses on earth and this new course at Trump International, Scotland has the potential to top them all and reaffirm its place as a top world ranking golf destination."

Sarah Malone, the executive vice-president of Trump International Scotland, added:

“We are delighted that President Trump and Eric Trump have today marked the start of work on The MacLeod Course which will be built to the highest specifications and standards to complement our award-winning championship links. This initial phase of work included enabling works and other ground surveys.”

Another one of his courses, Trump National Doral in Florida, was home to LIV Golf's inaugural season-ending team championship last year.  It is the site of the Saudi-backed league's penultimate tournament of the 2023 season in mid-October. 

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