Scottish Politician Calls for Boycott of Donald Trump's Golf Courses
A Scottish politician had some harsh words for Donald Trump on Wednesday, including calls for a boycott of Trump's two golf courses in Scotland, reports CNN Money.
"This bigoted blowhard of a man is being rightly condemned far and wide, and I’m confident that Scotland will reject his extremist rhetoric," said Patrick Harvie, who is a Green member of the Scottish parliament.
Harvie has filed a motion with the Scottish parliament on behalf of his proposed boycott, which would include Trump's hotel properties in Scotland.
The backlash in Scotland is part of an international swell against the presidential contender after he made comments earlier this week saying that Muslims should be barred from entering the United States.
Both of the courses Trump owns in Scotland are high-profile, prestigious courses, with Trump International Golf Links, in Aberdeen, scheduled to host the Scottish Open in 2017, and the famous Turnberry, which has hosted the British Open.
This is hardly the first time that the Donald has gotten into with the Scots: there have also been tiffs over plans to build a wind farm and a dust-up centered on Glenfiddich whisky.
Meanwhile, Harvie is not alone in his condemnation of Trump’s new policy position. Also on Wednesday, an honorary degree that Trump had been awarded in 2010 by a Scottish university was withdrawn. And a petition turning Trump's anti-immigration claims against him and advocating that he be refused entry to the United Kingdom has garnered more than 450,000 signatures.