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The Wall Street Journal: U.S. ambassador told others Trump asked him to try to get British Open moved to his golf course

The Wall Street Journal

Trump denies he made request, which reportedly raised ethical questions

President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry in Scotland in July 2018.

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The U.S. ambassador in London told associates in February 2018 that he had been asked by President Donald Trump to see if he could arrange for the British Open golf tournament to be held at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to a person familiar with the matter.

After returning from a trip to Washington, Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson told a top diplomat on two occasions that Trump had made the request, the person familiar with the matter said.

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