Donald Trump made a stunning decision during an eight-hour deposition in the $250 million civil fraud case filed against his organization by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Trump, after spending almost 20 years fighting for approval to build luxury houses next to one of his Scottish golf courses, told prosecutors he’s in “no rush” to follow through with a proposal to build a “500-pad estate” next to the scene site he owns in Menie, Aberdeenshire, according to The Scottish Sun.
Trump admitted he might leave the project to his children after his passing.
“I have no desire to build in Scotland right now. Holding something is okay for ten years or five years or 20 years or let my family do it a long time from now.”
The news, while a welcome surprise to former Menie councilor Martin Ford, didn’t sit well with him due to the perceived lack of credibility in Trump.
“No one should attach any credibility to anything Trump says,” Ford told The Scottish Sun. “But I hope the homes are never built. It’s a completely inappropriate location.”
According to The Scottish Sun, Trump also boasted about his ability to sell his Turnberry course in Ayrshire.
“I could sell that to LIV Golf for a fortune — Saudi Arabia. I believe I could sell that to a lot of people for numbers that would be astronomical. It is very much like owning a great painting.”