London: The Scottish parliament on Wednesday (Thursday AEDT) rejected a call for the government to investigate how Donald Trump funded his purchase of two golf courses in Scotland, a request dismissed as “pathetic” by one of the former US president’s sons.
The Scottish Green Party brought forward a motion calling on ministers to seek an “unexplained wealth order” against Trump over his acquisition of the golf courses and resorts in north and west Scotland. It was defeated by a vote of 89 to 32.
The party’s co-leader Patrick Harvie said there were longstanding concerns about Trump’s financial conduct, describing the ex-president as “an untrustworthy dishonest, racist, conspiracy theorist” with whom Scotland should never have associated.
“Maybe some people think he should just go back to being the global joke that he was before he became a global threat,” Harvie said. “But people who abused political office, need to be held accountable.”