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Officials Defend Military Unit's Stay at Trump Scotland Hotel

Officials Defend Military Unit's Stay at Trump Scotland Hotel”

The tweet was a response to news that a us military air crew slept over at Trump's Turnberry golf resort in Scotland early this year - fueling Democrats' suspicions that he is profiting from government use of his properties.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee said that the expenditure at the Prestwick airport has "increased substantially" since Trump came into office, the BBC reported. 'In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews allowable hotel rates'. "As our aircrews serve on these worldwide airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars".

On different journeys to the area, the aircraft made stopovers at or close to US air bases in Germany, Spain, and Italy - however the Glasgow space has no USA navy amenities.

Politico's Bryan Bender and Natasha Bertrand reported Sunday night the review will cover active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve and concerns how the Air Force chooses accommodations during long flights.

"The Trump property - at $136 a night - was less expensive than the Marriott property - $161 a night - and both were under the per diem rate of $166", Thomas said.

The US Air Force confirmed on Saturday that its personnel stayed at the Trump Turnberry luxury golf resort in Scotland in March, but denied that doing so was improper or against the rules.

The mission in question began at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on March 13, and included stops at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, New Hampshire, a dual civilian-military airport; Prestwick; and Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, Thomas said.

That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms.

The Scottish government bought the airport in 2013, when it was facing closure.

"The crew were so confused by what was happening when they were rerouted to Scotland to refuel at this tiny airport outside of Trump Turnberry because they had never done that before in the fifty-plus trips they had taken to do these routine supply trips", Natasha Betrand, who broke the story along with Bryan Bender, said on The Rachel Maddow Show on Friday.



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