Scottish Politicians Move To Ban Trump From Entering Scotland
After Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in a statement that President Donald Trump would not be allowed to visit the country during their COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a growing call to ban Trump from the country in general.
Trump has made regular visits to Scotland, and more specifically his own Trump club in Aberdeenshire during his time as president.
Scotland Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said that if Trump ignored the First Minister’s warning, the Scottish Government “would use every power available to it to protect the health of its citizens” including formally banning Trump
After Wednesday’s deadly riots in the Capitol building, several Scottish officials urged Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf to officially ban Trump “because he poses a threat to UK society.”
It is unclear if a Scottish ban would extend to other U.K. territories in Great Britain.
First Minister Sturgeon said in her initial statement on a Trump visit that “I hope and expect that, as everybody hopes … that the travel plan immediately that he has is to exit the White House.”
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