Scottish police lined the perimeter of President Trump’s golf resort, but they failed to patrol the skies above the commander in chief. Trump was forced to take cover when a protesting paraglider flew directly over him.
Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch said the Greenpeace protester breached a no-fly zone over Trump’s Turnberry golf resort and committed a criminal offense. Trump is staying at the resort during his visit to Scotland.
Greenpeace said the protester flew a banner reading: “Trump: Well Below Par” on Friday night to protest his environmental and immigration policies. The group claimed in a tweet that the protest forced Trump to take cover: “Watch as Donald Trump tries to hide from our message flying over his head.” The tweet contained a video of the glider flying past the resort.
Greepeace allegedly warned the police about the stunt 10 minutes before the paraglider arrived. Ben Stewart, the group’s spokesman, said, “Theresa May should not have dignified Trump with a visit to the UK. The vast majority of British people are appalled by his words and deeds. He is, simply, the worst president ever. That’s why we flew over him with a message branding him well below par.”
Scotland is expecting thousands of people to join anti-Trump protests on Saturday. Trump tweeted that he plans on playing a round of golf at his resort.
“I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf – my primary form of exercise! The weather is beautiful, and this place is incredible! Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin,” Trump tweeted.
I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf – my primary form of exercise! The weather is beautiful, and this place is incredible! Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018
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