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Donald Trump has been warned he's not allowed to visit Scotland to play golf during Joe Biden's inauguration as the next US president.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon cautioned the outgoing US leader that playing a round would not be deemed an "essential purpose" for transatlantic travel into the country during the ongoing COVID crisis.

Despite being beaten in November's election, Mr Trump is still disputing the result of what he has termed a "fraudulent" vote.

This has fuelled suggestions he could boycott Mr Biden's inauguration ceremony on 20 January.

But, asked at her daily coronavirus briefing about speculation Mr Trump plans to instead fly into Scotland to play golf that week,
Ms Sturgeon said: "I have no idea what Donald Trump's travel plans are, you'll be glad to know."

"I hope and expect that - as everybody expects, not everybody necessarily will hope - that the travel plan immediately that he has is to exit the White House."

"But beyond that I don't know."

Highland burn!


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Beat me to it. Thank goodness Boris the buffoon is not in charge in Scotland.

Trump is stymied by this pesky little virus at every turn. It says something about a man that he is outsmarted by an organism so small there is debate about whether it is even alive. It could be made into a cartoon. Something like Roadrunner springs to mind.


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Consistent with this thread's title:, an online forum for fans of President Trump, is on fire Tuesday with members’ plans to travel to DC for pro-Trump rallies. Since the rallies coincide with Congress’s expected confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory over Trump, a subset of’s posters have discussed ways they might “occupy” or “storm” the US Capitol to make citizens’ arrests of lawmakers who hold old-fashioned views like honoring state-certified election results.

Eva Malecki, a spokesperson for the US Capitol Police, declined to comment on the MAGA fans’ thought experiments but tells Washingtonian that “While we do not discuss the means, methods, or specific resources used to carry out our protective responsibilities, the United States Capitol Police has comprehensive security plans in place and we continuously monitor and assess new and emerging threats, with the overall goal of keeping those within the Capitol Complex safe and secure.”

Some of’s commenters nonetheless think they’ve found a way in that the cops may have forgotten: The Capitol complex’s system of pedestrian tunnels, originally built to protect delicate lawmakers from Washington’s weather. In one discussion titled “If we occupy the capitol building, there will be no vote,” for instance, commenters bat around the idea while taking into consideration doors that are “built like castle walls,” barricades, and law enforcement.

Tunnels are a big topic of discussion in other posts, like this one that fantasizes about “Every corrupt member of congress locked in one room and surrounded by real Americans.” (Pessimism, alas, surfaces that members of Congress will instead “vote via Skype from the luxury of their villas with private security guarding their families like the coward commie scum they are.”) Another shares an old-timey map of the tunnels that purports to show the complex from below. Sample comment: “It’s the worst map I’ve ever seen.”

One poster shared the Architect of the Capitol’s web page about the Capitol subway, though someone replied that its URL––was “triggering me.” Another suggests the perfect music to accompany their madcap scheme: Inner Circle’s “Bad Boys,” also known as the theme to Cops.