Trump Heads to Scotland Despite Legal Troubles

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On Monday former U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Scotland for the opening of a new golf course at his resort. This is the first overseas trip that Trump has taken since being indicted in New York on criminal charges in connection to a hush money payment made before the 2016 presidential election.

Trump was joined on the trip by his son Eric. Once the two arrived at Aberdeen International Airport they were greeted by pipers, a red carpet, and a 10-vehicle motorcade. Trump remarked upon arriving in Scotland that it was “great to be home.” As he noted this was where his late mother, Mary, who had migrated to the United States was from.

While Trump is taking his first overseas trip, he is facing a number of legal troubles back in the United States. Last month he was indicted and arraigned in a New York court on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection to the hush money payment paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Trump pleaded not guilty on all counts. There were no travel restrictions placed on Trump following the indictment.

This is also the second week of a civil trial in Manhattan in a defamation trial brought forth by E. Jean Carroll, a magazine columnist who has claimed that Trump raped her in a department store in the mid-90s. Trump has not attended the civil trial at all.

Regarding the trip, Trump had taken to Truth Social to talk about his upcoming trip to Scotland stating that they would cut “a ribbon for a new and spectacular second course in Aberdeen.’