Donald Trump Reportedly Tried To Move The British Open To His Golf Course In Scotland

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  47 comments

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Donald Trump Reportedly Tried To Move The British Open To His Golf Course In Scotland
Donald Trump cheats at golf, and now it seems he tried to use his presidency to help move one of the sport's biggest events to his own golf course. According to a report in the New York Times on Tuesday, Trump asked an ambassador to help move one of golf's majors to his Scottish golf …

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Donald Trump cheats at golf, and now it seems he tried to use his presidency to help move one of the sport’s biggest events to his own golf course. According to a report in the New York Times on Tuesday, Trump asked an ambassador to help move one of golf’s majors to his Scottish golf course.


The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that President Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to three people with knowledge of the episode.
The ambassador’s deputy, Lewis A. Lukens, advised him not to do it, warning that it would be an unethical use of the presidency for private gain, these people said. But Mr. Johnson apparently felt pressured to try. A few weeks later, he raised the idea of Turnberry playing host to the Open with the secretary of state for Scotland, David Mundell.

It’s important to note that Robert Wood Johnson IV is better known as Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets. It’s a wildly inappropriate use of power for the president, who has long entangled his own real estate holdings with the power of the presidency. He was apparently told this by others, but that person soon saw themselves forced out and Trump tried to make it happen, anyway.


Still, the episode left Mr. Lukens and other diplomats deeply unsettled. Mr. Lukens, who served as the acting ambassador before Mr. Johnson arrived in November 2017, emailed officials at the State Department to tell them what had happened, colleagues said. A few months later, Mr. Johnson forced out Mr. Lukens, a career diplomat who had earlier served as ambassador to Senegal, shortly before his term was to end.
The White House declined to comment on Mr. Trump’s instructions to Mr. Johnson, as did the ambassador and the State Department.


The Open is held at a number of golf courses in the UK, with 10 currently in the active rotation while four have been retired from active use. Given the history of the game and its established courses, announcing a new location would certainly have caused a stir, let alone a course owned by the president of the United States.

Trump has already been impeached by the House of Representatives, though with a reelection vote in November and a lot of more important crises currently unfolding, it seems unlikely that anything will come of the report. But it’s yet another example of Trump trying to force his will on the sports world, and using an NFL owner to try making it happen in the process.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that President Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to three people with knowledge of the episode.
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The ambassador’s deputy, Lewis A. Lukens, advised him not to do it, warning that it would be an unethical use of the presidency for private gain, these people said. But Mr. Johnson apparently felt pressured to try. A few weeks later, he raised the idea of Turnberry playing host to the Open with the secretary of state for Scotland, David Mundell.
 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Not a single person on this earth is surprised that Trump is unethical. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Man, are we pretending that a 2 year old story is breaking news?

LMAO!

BTFW, politicians don't decide where the British Open is played. Nor do ambassadors.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

I saw this gem on CNN this morning.  Is there anything about this guy that isn't shady?

 
 
 
Ender
2.1  Ender  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2    2 weeks ago

If that isn't using the office for his own gain, I don't know what is.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @2.1    2 weeks ago
If that isn't using the office for his own gain, I don't know what is.

Isn't that also conflict of interest? Using the power of his office to get a foreign golf tourney changed to his own golf course in Scotland in order to reap the profits and promotion for himself.

Sure sounds like it to me.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.2  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Well things like this are just fine and dandy in trump world.

Dare I say, par for the course.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2    2 weeks ago

Well, his ass already makes shade so....

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2    2 weeks ago
I saw this gem on CNN this morning.  Is there anything about this guy that isn't shady?

really?

All the shit going on in the world, and CNN is reduced to rerunning old stories to placate the little band of jerkoffs who bother to watch it?

That is freaking hilarious!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @2.3    2 weeks ago
CNN is reduced to rerunning old stories 

Don't worry, he did something unethical today that we will eventually find out about. He is unstoppable in his grifting and cheating !

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.3.1    2 weeks ago

I can't believe that until you seed an article about it!

Little short on "I Hate Trump" nonsense today, so 2 year old pieces of nothing will just have to suffice, eh?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.3.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Texan1211 @2.3.2    2 weeks ago
Little short on "I Hate Trump" nonsense today, so 2 year old pieces of nothing will just have to suffice, eh?

Shhhh.....  when they take advice from 2 year olds, using two year old pieces is current events!!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.3.4  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @2.3.2    2 weeks ago

The news story is from today.  Period. End of story. 

The linked story from today is referring to a story that was in the New York Times yesterday. 

If  I murdered someone two years ago but the newspapers only learned about it yesterday, should they not write about it because it happened two years ago ? 

Please stop with the nonsensical arguments. 

 
 
 
Ender
2.3.5  Ender  replied to  JohnRussell @2.3.4    2 weeks ago

It's all they have because there is no defence for it.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3.6  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.3.4    2 weeks ago

It is a non-story except to the "I Hate Trump" crowd of ignorant malcontents.

But by all means, please, have a freaking cow over this trivial, inconsequential bullshit.

What else have you got, after all?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3.8  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.3.7    2 weeks ago

MOOOOOOO!!!!

How's your calf doing?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.3.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @2.3.6    2 weeks ago
have a freaking cow over this trivial, inconsequential bullshit

It's okay, you can admit it. If this were a story even years after about Obama using the power of the presidency to enrich he and his family personally you know you'd be screaming up and down the halls about how this proves how corrupt Obama was. The level of concern for now another example of Trump corruption is a measure for how far up Trumps ass a persons head is. If they are completely unconcerned then I fear they're already shoulders deep.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.3.10  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.3.9    2 weeks ago
If this were a story even years after about Obama using the power of the presidency to enrich he and his family personally you know you'd be screaming up and down the halls about how this proves how corrupt Obama was.

False statement. I never gave that much of a shit about what Obama did since I couldn't change any of it. I don't waste too much time crying about shit I can't change. The melodramatic snowflakes seem to have that covered more than sufficiently anyways.

 
 
 
JBB
2.3.11  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.3.10    2 weeks ago

Actually, it was a fair and reasonable point!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Considering how Trump pissed of the locals, having the tourney there is a YUGGGEEEE mistake.  They will do anything it takes to totally disrupt it and I completely back the idea.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    2 weeks ago
Considering how Trump pissed of the locals, having the tourney there is a YUGGGEEEE mistake.  They will do anything it takes to totally disrupt it and I completely back the idea.

Man, I am impressed that you now back something up that is over and done with--for two years!

Impressive!

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

LOL, I'm sure that the Scots would really support it after how he has pissed them off...

Mel-Gibson-Braveheart.jpg

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

Agree. And rightfully so!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
5  Dismayed Patriot    2 weeks ago

Dishonest Donald is a grifter and a conman who doesn't even understand the meaning of ethics, they are anathema to him. To him NOT taking illicit personal advantage of his elected position would be criminal.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
6  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

Someday... somewhere... there is going to be an accounting of all the taxpayer dollars that have ended up in Trump coffers..... It should prove to be an interesting number to the voters... at least the ones that know he's the  "grifter and thief".

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6    2 weeks ago
The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that President Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to three people with knowledge of the episode.

There was a time when a story like this would have been a major , major scandal effecting the presidency and likely the election. No more, now , in the Trump administration, it is just Wednesday. 

We have Trump supporters to thank for this. They do not have a single standard of normalcy or ethical behavior that they hold Trump to. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6    2 weeks ago

Can a POTUS be prosecuted for the Emoluments Act after they leave office?

 
 
 
bbl-1
6.2.1  bbl-1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2    2 weeks ago

What would be the point?  The Trump would simply slide into the 'Stormy Who' playbook again.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2    2 weeks ago

I sure hope so!

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2    2 weeks ago

ask one of the internet lawyers who frequent here.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

Because Trump has been such a fuck up, I don't think he will be able to slither away from ALL the charges that will be brought against him.

 
 
 
bbl-1
6.2.5  bbl-1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2.4    2 weeks ago

Neither do I believe he will 'slither'.  There are to many people, large and small, that desperately want their revenge and money back that he cheated, stole and pilfered from them.  Just think of all of the casino workers, contractors and laborers he cheated these past decades.  Not to mention the tax evasions, insurance frauds and money laundering just for starters.

 
 
 
bbl-1
7  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

Trump is 'broke arse'.  He needs the money because his wealth is based on debt.  The man has been living on 'the float' since he squandered his inheritance from his father.  Follow the money, it is all Russian, Chinese, Saudi and Turkish-----and all of it is dirty.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1  Tessylo  replied to  bbl-1 @7    2 weeks ago

The tRump criminal enterprise administration. 

 
 
 
JBB
8  JBB    2 weeks ago

There is something wrong with voters who do not care about this kind of rank corruption from Trump!

 
 
 
Texan1211
8.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @8    2 weeks ago

Leave it to some to get all worked up 2 years later.

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMMFAO!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
8.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1    2 weeks ago

So just because it happened two years ago..... Trump shouldn't be held accountable for it? 

Who knew there was a statute of limitation on Trump related crimes and ethics violations.....

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

The statute of limitations is imaginary and only applies to Trumpsters. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
8.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

Not a crime.

No need for melodramatics.

 
 
 
bbl-1
8.2  bbl-1  replied to  JBB @8    2 weeks ago

Russian propaganda is effective.  Many on this format prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.  Or---are a part of it.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
8.2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  bbl-1 @8.2    2 weeks ago
ussian propaganda is effective

I'll say. You are defending the Steele dossier.  It defies rational explanation at this point.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
8.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sean Treacy @8.2.1    2 weeks ago

And the Republican led US Senate's investigation that confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 on behalf of Trump is bogus too then?  I don't think so...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/senate-intelligence-committee-russian-interference_n_5e9f3aefc5b6b2e5b839239c  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
8.2.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8.2.2    2 weeks ago

Did I claim Russia didn't interfere in the election?  

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
8.2.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sean Treacy @8.2.3    2 weeks ago

Have you ever posted that Russia did interfere in the election on behalf of Trump?  I can't remember you ever being concerned enough to post about Russia putting a thumb on the scale in the 2016 election.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  bbl-1 @8.2    2 weeks ago
Many on this format prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.  Or---are a part of it.

It does appear that there are some propagandists whose only reason to be here is to spread Trump's Pootin propaganda for dictatorship. And some may be paid, a reason for their constant aggressiveness with other members. It is not that hard to see if one has even one eye open, and one side of their brain working.

Why do I think that? Because they never even attempt to engage in any real discussions, debates or conversations on any of the topics that are presented here. It goes beyond the simple desire to stir the pot as much as they can. It is much deeper and toxic. 

There really is no excuse for it, even though some try to find one. If the American people are not careful they can excuse it once too often. And then there is no going back. 

JMOO

 
 
 
KDMichigan
8.2.6  KDMichigan  replied to  Raven Wing @8.2.5    2 weeks ago
never even attempt to engage in any real discussions, debates or conversations on any of the topics that are presented here. It goes beyond the simple desire to stir the pot as much as they can.

I thought you were speaking of yourself at 1st.

 
 
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