Donald Trump: 'One of the biggest problems with being president is not being able visit Scotland'
In an interview with ITV, Trump talked about his love for Scotland, pointing to “very special people and a very special place”
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Donald Trump says he regrets the fact that becoming President of the United States has restricted his ability to visit Scotland.
In an interview with ITV, Trump talked about his love for Scotland, pointing to “very special people and a very special place”.
The US president’s mother was born in Lewis, while the president also owns golf courses in Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire.
Trump is expected to travel to the UK later this year, despite calls to ban him from the visiting.
He said: “I hadn't heard about banning, I think a lot of the people in your country like what I stand for, they respect what I stand for and I do stand for tough borders.”
He said: “I love Scotland. One of the biggest problems that I have in winning is that I won’t be able to get back there so often. I would love to go there.
“As you know, before this happened, I would be there a lot. Very special people and a very special place. So I don’t want to cause any difficulty for your country, that I can tell you.”
Trump also used the interview to suggest he would be willing to apologise for retweeting posts from far-right group Britain First.
He said: “Here's what's fair - if you're telling me they're horrible people, horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you'd like me to do that.”
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