There are some indications that US President Donald Trump does not want to watch the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden and instead wants to fly to Scotland. With this calculation, however, the Scottish government put a stop to him – even before the trip was confirmed by the White House.
“I have no idea what Donald Trump’s travel plans look like”, responded the Scottish Government President Nicola Sturgeon to media reports on his alleged plans. Sturgeon went on to say that she “hope and expect” that Trump’s “current travel plans include leaving the White House.”
“We are currently not allowing anyone to come to Scotland without a reason – and that applies to them as to anyone,” said Sturgeon. Alluding to Trump’s previous visits, she said: “Coming here to play golf” is not a necessary reason.
Scottish media reported that Glasgow Prestwick Airport had announced the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 aircraft on January 19th. Trump also used such a machine in the past to get to his Scottish golf club.
According to British and American media reports, the timing of the trip should not be a coincidence. Rather, it should serve Trump to avoid having to attend the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden on January 20. Trump is fighting massively against his election victory and is still looking for ways to dismiss it.