Donald Trump was to fly to Scotland if he lost to Hillary Clinton in the last election, a new report has revealed.
According to the New Yorker, shortly before the 2016 vote, the tycoon told Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as White House communications director, that he had ordered his private plane prepared for takeoff. so that the next morning he can fly to Scotland to play golf at his resort in Turnberry.
The revelation came in an article suggesting the president should go into exile if he loses the election to avoid “possible criminal charges”.
The president faces a delicate period, even if he is re-elected. According to a recent New York Times report, Trump is facing payment delays for more than $300 million in loans he has personally guaranteed.
The Financial Times also suggested that around $900 million in mortgage debt would be due over the next four years.
He is also currently in a dispute with the United States Internal Revenue Service over a $100 million deduction he claimed on his income tax forms.
Barbara Res, who worked developing and managing construction projects for Trump, told the magazine that if the billionaire loses, “he’ll never acknowledge it, he’ll never leave the country.”
He himself hinted that he might go overseas if he was defeated.
Last month, he said at a rally in Georgia: “You know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of American politics puts pressure on me.
“Can you imagine if I lose? All my life – what am I going to do? I’ll say, I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics! I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I will have to leave the country, I don’t know.”