If President Donald Trump is indeed intending to abscond to Scotland because he is too embarrassed to show his face at President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20 – as was reported by The Sunday Post over the weekend – his ride may be forced do a u-turn before he lands.
The Scottish newspaper wrote on Sunday that “Prestwick Airport has been told to expect the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 aircraft, that is occasionally used by Trump, on January 19 – the day before his Democratic rival takes charge at the White House.”
Publicly, Trump has neither confirmed nor denied whether he will attend the quadrennial ceremony, hence the speculation.
Biden, meanwhile, has articulated that Trump’s presence – or lack thereof – is of no consequence to him.
But at a press conference on Tuesday morning, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon grounded Trump’s ruse to nope-out to her quaint country, where the president owns two decaying golf resorts.
“I have no idea what Donald Trump’s travel plans are. You’ll be glad to know – I hope and expect, as everybody expects, though not everybody necessarily will hope that the travel plan he immediately has – is to exit the White House,” Sturgeon said jokingly.
“But beyond that, I don’t know, but it’s not – we are not allowing people to come into Scotland without an essential purpose right now,” Sturgeon quipped. “That would apply to him just as it applies to anybody else, and coming to play golf is not considered to be an essential purpose.”
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