Scottish leaders are advocating for an investigation into President Donald Trump over possible money laundering, adding yet another locale to the list of U.S. allies that the Trump administration has alienated. The country’s Green Party co-leader Patrick Harvie wants First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to seek a so-called “unexplained wealth order,” which — as its name suggests — demands answers from a target for unexplained wealth. In this case, Harvie is questioning the eventual president’s acquisition of land for both Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire and the Trump Turnberry resort in Ayrshire, which Trump abruptly acquired during the Great Recession.
‘THE PURCHASE OF MENIE AND THE TURNBERRY GOLF RESORT WERE PART OF TRUMP’S HUGE CASH SPENDING SPREE IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS… TRUMP’S KNOWN SOURCES OF INCOME DON’T EXPLAIN WHERE THE MONEY CAME FROM FOR THESE HUGE CASH TRANSACTIONS. THERE ARE REASONABLE GROUNDS FOR SUSPECTING THAT HIS LAWFULLY OBTAINED INCOME WAS INSUFFICIENT.’
That’s pretty blunt! Perhaps Trump will be angrily tweeting about the Scottish Green Party next, considering his well documented past animosity towards those who even dare to question his behavior and/or motives. Trump has consistently and infamously resisted calls to release his tax returns, which would provide information about where his money actually came from like the funds which he used to purchase that Scottish land.