Eric Trump Slams Scottish MP Who Suggested His Father Engaged In “Serious Crime”
President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, railed against a Scottish politician who said this week that there were “reasonable grounds” to believe his father had engaged in “serious crime” regarding his multi-million dollar land acquisitions in Scotland, according to The National.
Parliamentarian Patrick Harvie suggested that Trump or his associates might have been involved with money laundering and called for the government to apply for an Unexplained Wealth Order, which would allow them to investigate the matter.
"The purchase of the Menie Estate and the Turnberry golf resort were part of Trump’s huge cash spending spree in the midst of a global financial crisis, while his son was bragging about 'money pouring in from Russia',” he said.
"The US House Of Representatives has heard testimony that states: 'We saw patterns of buying and selling that we thought were suggestive of money laundering,’” Harvie continued, adding: “The testimony went on to express particular concern about 'the golf courses in Scotland and Ireland.'"
The lawmaker said the Scottish government needs to look into why Trump’s "known sources of income do not explain where the money came from for those huge cash transactions.”
Eric Trump called Harvie’s comments “disgusting” and “reckless, irresponsible and unbecoming for a member of the Scottish Parliament.” He also said there is no evidence to support the lawmaker’s allegations.
“An irrelevant and spineless politician, Mr Harvie has long expressed deep-seated animus toward the Trump Organization, its principals and its projects, making wildly inappropriate allegations to advance his own political agenda and gain attention,” Eric Trump said in a statement.
“Over the past decade, the Trump Organization has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Scotland while creating thousands of jobs,” he continued.
“Mr Harvie is a disgrace to the Scottish Parliament. His conduct does not serve the best interests of the Scottish people and he should be admonished and sanctioned for his conduct. We demand that he immediately retract his libellous statements failing which we will hold him fully accountable.”