White House Dismisses Reports Trump May Go to Scotland Before Inauguration

White House Dismisses Reports Trump May Go to Scotland Before Inauguration
President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in file photographs. (Getty Images)
Jack Phillips

The White House downplayed reports that President Donald Trump may head to Scotland, where he owns a resort, before Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.

A report from the Sunday Post tabloid claimed the president was planning the trip there. It cited “aviation sources” and asserted that “Prestwick Airport has been told to expect the arrival of a U.S. military Boeing 757 aircraft, that is occasionally used by Trump, on January 19.”

Trump owns a resort in Scotland called Trump Turnberry.

Deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere told Fox News that the report is not credible.

“Anonymous sources who claim to know what the president is or is not considering have no idea. When President Trump has an announcement about his plans for January 20 he will let you know,” he said on Tuesday.

Trump is planning to attend a rally on Jan. 6 when the Joint Session of Congress meets to count electoral votes. Several senators and dozens of House representatives have said they would object to key states’ electoral votes.

On Monday night, Trump told a crowd of rallygoers in Georgia to support Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue for the Georgia Senate runoff races that “I don’t concede.”

The anonymously sourced Sunday Post report drew a response from Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who told reporters that she has “no idea what Donald Trump’s travel plans are.” Sturgeon also cited the country’s lockdown order.

“We’re not allowing people to come into Scotland without an essential purpose right now,” Sturgeon said, according to The Herald. “And that would apply to him just as it applies to anybody else.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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