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Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me

The N.F.L. owner, Woody Johnson, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway and failed.

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 British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, according to three people with knowledge of the episode.

In a short conference last week, Mr. Mundell told everyone it was “inappropriate” for him to discuss his dealings with Mr. Johnson and referred to a British government statement that said Mr. Johnson “made no request of Mr. Mundell regarding the British Open or any other sporting event.” 

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/world/europe/trump-british-open.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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