A new report from HuffPost reveals that calls among unions are growing for an investigation into the Trump family after it was determined that they took over $800,000 in government subsidies for their Scotland business, designed to help prop up struggling businesses, only to turn around and lay off workers at the Scotland golf resort.
The HuffPost report cites an article from the Scottish Sun revealing that the Trump family’s “SLC Turnberry Ltd received as much as $700,000 in taxpayer funds, while his resort in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, was paid up to $100,000 in just two months, according to government documents.”
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, allege that the now ex-president and his family collected the hefty amount of money and more and then proceeded to lay off 66 employees since last spring at Turnberry in Ayrshire. According to the reports, few were later rehired but at a lower pay rate than before.
The Union criticized the Trump family’s “‘hoovering up’ public money while cutting staff [that] made a ‘mockery’ of a program specifically designed to save jobs.”
Stay up-to-date with the latest news!
Subscribe and start recieving our daily emails.
“It is clear to us that at the very least the principles of the job retention scheme appear to have been breached by the Trump Organization, and that should now be subjected to a detailed and forensic investigation” by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs department,” Mick Cash, RMT’s General Secretary, said. “It’s a scandal.”
Scottish Parliament Martin Harvie explained, “It’s bad enough that he has a business presence in Scotland. It’s galling to learn that the public purse is giving him a helping hand.”
We’ve never doubted for a moment that Donald Trump and his family were nothing more than swindling pigs. But this right here pretty much proves our point for us.
You can read more about the Trump family’s alleged swindling here.
Featured image via screen capture