The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, told
multiple colleagues in February 2018 that President Trump had
asked him to see if the British government could help steer the
world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the
Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to three people with
knowledge of the episode.
The ambassador’s deputy, Lewis A. Lukens, advised him not to do
it, warning that it would be an unethical use of the presidency
for private gain, these people said. But Mr. Johnson apparently
felt pressured to try. A few weeks later, he raised the idea of
Turnberry playing host to the Open with the secretary of state for
Scotland, David Mundell.
For those of you who’ve been asking for fewer posts on politics and Trump’s jackassery, I figured I’d post about sports.