The Scotsman called on its readers to give former President Trump a “chilly” reception on Tuesday, after he arrived in Scotland to break ground on a new golf course.
“Clearly, in normal circumstances, the arrival of a former American leader would have been cause for much celebration,” The Scotsman said in a column, following Trump’s arrival at Aberdeen International Airport on Monday.
“However, given Trump’s attempts to overturn the presidential election result and his supporters storming of the US Capitol in a shocking attack on democracy, one wonders just who did arrange for the red carpet and two pipers that greeted him on arrival,” it added.
The Scottish newspaper also noted the “array of legal troubles” plaguing the former president, including the criminal charges he faces from the Manhattan district attorney for allegedly falsifying business records to conceal a 2016 hush money payment and the civil trial over author E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusations.
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