“We need to show that there are people outside America who care about what is happening and that Trump has a global impact”, Roth said in the AP report.
The Trump Organization has spent around £100 million on the course, known as Trump International Golf Links, and employed around 650 temporary and permanent staff – but the company insists the resort remains a work in progress.
Dozens of police officers were seen standing guard Saturday outside the luxury estate in southwest Scotland. Instead today it will be launched into the air over The Meadows, Edinburgh around midday, following a protest in the city.
Besides the demonstrators at Turnberry, around 9,000 protesters gathered in Edinburgh, police said, adding that no arrests were made.
The demonstration began outside the Scottish parliament, where speakers including Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard addressed the protesters.
As the Evening Standard reported, Trump headed to his golf resort after arriving in Scotland for a two-day visit.
Hundreds also protested outside Trump’s golf resorts in the counties of Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire.
No sitting US president has ever made such biting public criticism of a British prime minister while visiting, and his comments undermined May in her party, her country and overseas.
Trump’s security detail, in hyper-protective mode, was ready with snipers from the roof of the golf resort building as the protester reportedly flew a few feet above the president’s head.
Police estimated that about 9,000 people took part in the march through Edinburgh, which they said “passed without incident”.
Scores of anti-Trump protesters also turned out in London during Trump’s visit to England earlier this week.
In a tweet this morning, Mr Trump welcomed the weather and praised Scotland as an “incredible” place.
About 250,000 people turned out on Friday for mass demonstrations against the president in London, though his schedule largely kept him away from the protests.
Donald Trump’s private jet at Aberdeen Airport.
“I was opening Turnberry the day before Brexit”, Trump said, “and all they wanted to talk about was Brexit, and I said, ‘I think Brexit would happen, ‘ and it did happen”.
Meanwhile, police inquiries are ongoing to trace a paragliding Greenpeace protester who broke through the no-fly zone surrounding Turnberry on Friday evening, to fly past the United States president as he entered the Scottish hotel.
In a statement, Greenpeace criticized Trump for describing climate change as a “con job” and “myth”, noting his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
“He’s committed to burning more dirty coal and overturned the ban on offshore Arctic oil drilling. That’s why we flew over him with a message branding him well below par”.