A man who lives beside one of Donald Trump’s golf courses in Scotland has raised the Mexican flag in protest ahead of the US presidential hopeful’s visit on Saturday.
David Milne, whose home borders the Trump International Golf Links course in the coastal village of Balmedie, north of Aberdeen, has run up the Mexican colours on a flagpole outside his house.
“The flag is up primarily to show solidarity with the Mexican people and anybody else that Donald Trump has decried, defamed, lied about, harassed or attempted to intimidate throughout his career,” Mr Milne said.
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“We know exactly what that is like because we’ve been there, we’ve had that.”
Trump’s golf properties are among his proudest business possessions and he is particularly proud of Trump Turnberry which he bought in 2014 and renovated at an estimated cost of 260 million euros.
The main purpose of Trump’s trip to Scotland is to attend the reopening of Turnberry. He will also visit his other Scottish golf property in Balmedie from where the Mexican tricolour may be seen.
Another Mexican flag is being flown at the nearby home of Michael Forbes, who refused to sell his land to Mr Trump before the course opened.
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