NEW: Trump asked the US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, to see if the British government would steer the British Open to his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland. W/⁦⁩ & ⁦
Via and me, Trump is said to have asked Woody Johnson, UK ambassador, in 2018 to see if the British govt would choose Trump's club, Turnberry, for the British open
New: Woody Johnson, the US Ambassador to Britain, told colleagues that Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the British Open golf tournament to Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland scoop
Can't help but ask why we are just learning now about this incident that occurred in 2018. A nakedly corrupt act by POTUS and the ambassador, yet no sign that Lukens, the #2 in the embassy, went to the IG, or to Congress.
The American ambassador to Britain told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland.
Our ambassador, at President Trump's urging, reportedly asked the British government to steer the British Open to Trump's club. Hard to think of a better example of using the presidency for personal gain in ways that could affect international relations.
Trump tried to use his official position to get a foreign government to do him a favor that would benefit him personally. In any other Administration, a major scandal. In this one, Tuesday.
Trumpian corruption is as imaginative as it is endless: President Trump used the US ambassador to the UK to try to get the British Open held at his golf course for his profit.
The swamp goes international. Just straight up, old fashioned, corruption
Wow: according to US ambassador was told by to try to secure #TheOpen for his Turnberry course, despite warnings from deputy this "would be an unethical use of the presidency for private gain"
Ugh: Trump’s ambassador to the UK reportedly tried to get the lucrative British Open steered to Trump’s Scottish golf course and ousted the career deputy who told him it would be unethical.
The President asking an ambassador to try to get the British Open to be held at one of his resorts...is exactly the kind of corruption we’ve been warning about, since the very beginning of the Trump presidency.
Trump asked Woody Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to Britain and owner of the New York Jets, to convince the British government to move the British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland. Yet another impeachable abuse of power.
How is this legal? #EnoughIsEnough
Yet more unconstitutional and illegal foreign emoluments. He's openly soliciting foreign governments for payoffs before he leaves office. Disgusting. Congress does nothing. Also disgusting. Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me
Shocking. An ambassador who suggests this to a foreign government implicates conflicts & emoluments violations. As I told ⁦⁦⁩, “It is diplomatic malpractice because once you do that, you put yourself in a compromised position.”
President Trump is teaching a master class in corruption, every day
It was only three months ago - yeah, I know, it feels like three decades - but do you remember this report alleging how Trump asked Ambassador Johnson to help secure the lucrative Open championship for his loss-making Turnberry resort?
Trump asked U.S. ambassador to get British Open golf tournament held at a Trump resort. Ambassadors are supposed to represent US interests. Trump was basically enlisting ambassador to work for Trump Org. Amazing.
President Trump tried to host the G-7 at his resort. He pressured his VP to stay at his resort on a trip to Ireland. He got an ambassador to help his resort host the British Open. Anyone else getting this sense that this is all just a massive grift?
Solicitation of a foreign emolument
This seems like an impeachable offense, tbh!
Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me - The New York Times
There’s a name for this. It’s corruption.
The president gave a patronage position to a wealthy donor and then asked him to take official action to benefit his private business.
With a normal president at a normal time this would be a huge scandal dominating the news for a week. And it won’t even be the biggest story of the day.
I’ve enjoyed the feedback and particularly hearing about what I ought to be focusing on, like Fahrenthold, who’s a great reporter. To John’s point that you’re ignoring my work, here’s an example from today. And be well.
Tell us, Mr. President: are you working for the American people, or are you lining your pockets running a golf course? We shouldn’t have to ask. #EndCorruptionNow
👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me
REMINDER: Trump needs to resort to corruption to prop up his failing businesses, not just because he is corrupt, but because he is a failed businessman.
Here’s today’s impeachable offense.
Grifter in chief needs to grift while the griftings good. And since it will be illegal soon: Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me - The New York Times
Via ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩, some complaints about Johnson were made with the office of inspector general last fall during a routine inspection of the embassy. The findings haven’t been made public.
Trump's attempt to get UK ambassador to pitch his golf course for the British Open is devastating. Trump's toast.
So Woody Johnson forced out his deputy ambassador .... because he said something positive about Barack Obama
US ambassador to Britain told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that President Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland.
We’re inured by the endless grifting. But this one is aided by Woody Johnson, an incompetent legacy clown and near Dan Snyder level moronic NFL autocrat (grounding the Jets forever).
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops treating him like a toddler. [This is the ✨✨✨1600th✨✨✨tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me
Just criminal. "Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me"
Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me
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And so the saga of the most impeachable president in American history continues.
The grifter-in-chief. Would a multi-billionaire make such petty moves?
Trump’s Request of USA's Ambassador to Britain: Get the British Open for Me via et al
With any other President, this would be the scandal of the year or more ...