Donald Trump said he will pull out of a multi-million dollar golf resort investment in Scotland if he is banned from the U.K.
The Republican front-runner said Wednesday he would no longer invest in 2 luxury golf resorts if the U.K. government decides to ban him from the country.
Donald Trump has faced a firestorm of criticism since announcing the U.S. should ban Muslims from entering the country during a campaign rally.
As a result of his proposal, a petition in the U.K. was launched requesting the government to ban Donald Trump from entering the country.
The petition required 100k signatures in order for the government to respond to the petition. The petition quickly received nearly 600k signatures.
Earlier this week the government responded by sending a veil threat to Donald Trump: the government reserves the right to ban any individual from entering the country who is considered “non-conducive to the public good”. The U.K. parliament is scheduled to debate banning Donald Trump on January 18.
A statement from the Trump Organization said the following:
“Any action to restrict travel would force the Trump Organization to immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom.
“Westminster would create a dangerous precedent and send a terrible message to the world that the United Kingdom opposes free speech and has no interest in attracting inward investment. This would also alienate the many millions of United States citizens who wholeheartedly support Mr. Trump and have made him the forerunner by far in the 2016 presidential election.”
“Many people now agree with Mr. Trump that there is a serious problem that must be resolved. This can only be achieved if we are willing discuss these tough issues openly and honestly.”
The statement also asked for people to sign a petition not ban the real estate mogul. The petition, which is named “Don’t Ban Donald Trump from the U.K.”, has received over 40k signatures.