Trump angers Scots with ban on Irn-Bru at luxury golf resort

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The president's Trump Turnberry golf and hotel resort in Scotland banned the country's popular bright orange soft drink Irn-Bru to prevent any further stains to its carpet that would cost almost $680,000 to replace-and Scots were not happy.

The bright-orange drink, called Irn-Bru, is prohibited on the grounds of Trump Turnberry, a golf and hotel resort, following a renovation that cost an estimated $270 million, The Scotsman reports.

"We have villas here with Irn-Bru stains in the carpets which I can't let", the manager added.

"We don't have £120,000 carpets in the staff areas like we do in our guest areas and private suites".


A bagpipe player wears traditional dress next to Presumptive Republican nominee for United States president Donald Trump as he arrives to his Trump Turnberry Resort on June 24, 2016 in Ayr, Scotland.

The ban emerged after guests requested the drink at an event but were refused - despite Coca-Cola and other fizzy drinks being available.

The ban has sparked fury on social media, with one post saying the US President had "declared war on Scotland".

The editorial stated: "The resort may have ballroom carpets to protect but surely the stain on Trump's reputation from this ill-considered decision is much, much worse".


The decision to set up an Irn-Bru exclusion zone around Turnberry will only exacerbate such feelings.

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has pledged to lead the protests against Trump.

"Someone who holds such misogynist, racist and anti-trade union views not to mention his whole approach to foreign policy, someone who rejects the Paris climate change agreement, should simply not be given the red-carpet treatment", said Leonard.


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