In his first international visit since facing criminal charges in New York related to a hush money scheme, former President Donald Trump traveled to Scotland on Monday to inaugurate a new golf course at his resort near Aberdeen.
Accompanied by his son Eric, Trump received a warm welcome at Aberdeen International Airport.
They were greeted by two pipers, a red carpet, and an impressive 10-vehicle motorcade upon their arrival from his private jet, distinguished by an American flag on the tailfin, the Associated Press reported.
Expressing his sentiment, Trump remarked, “It’s great to be home—this was the home of my mother.” His mother, Mary, was born on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides before immigrating to the United States.
Notably, Trump’s visit to Scotland coincides with the second week of a civil trial taking place in Manhattan.
The trial revolves around accusations by former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll, who alleges that Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in 1996.
Trump firmly denies these allegations and has chosen not to attend the trial, which is expected to continue throughout the week.
In a significant development, this marks his initial international journey following his status as the first former U.S. president to confront criminal charges.
In a recent court appearance, he entered a plea of not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
Notably, no travel restrictions have been imposed on him as a condition of his release, on the condition that he fulfills the requirement of attending court for necessary proceedings.
When he leaves Scotland, Trump will head to his golf course in Doonbeg on Ireland’s west coast, as reported by the AP.
Written by staff