Trump promotes his own 'greatest' golf course on Twitter, gets slammed for ethics violation
Would Donald Trump using his position as president to further his personal gain surprise anyone? At this point, hopefully not. But that doesn’t make his tweet promoting his Scotland golf course any less egregious.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted about his golf course in Scotland, asserting that it “furthers U.K. relationship!” In typical Trump hyperbole, he notes that it is “perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world.”
Very proud of perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world. Also, furthers U.K. relationship! https://t.co/3xTzzJH6Iq
Ã¢Â€Â” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2019
Even before we get into the details of the golf course, the tweet reeks of self-promotion. It isn’t subtle anymore, if it ever was. If all was rainbows and sunshine with the course, this sort of tweet would still be inappropriate, ethically speaking.
But of course, it’s Trump, so nothing about his tweet reflects the reality of the situation.