Donald Trump would be welcomed to Edinburgh: Andrew Burns

COUNCIL leader Andrew Burns told the full council meeting that if Donald Trump requested a meeting he would agree to it.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 12:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 1:52 pm
Picture: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Tory councillor Dominic Heslop raised the issue, noting the billionaire US presidential hopeful would be visiting Scotland later this month.

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“Should the council leader receive a request for a meeting, would he be amenable to such a request?”

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Cllr Burns said; “As council leader I’m happy to welcome anyone to the capital city, with some exceptions.

If Donald Trump was so minded to request a meeting I would be happy to accede to that request.”

Cllr Heslop welcomed the answer.

He said: “I am delighted to hear that the leader of the city council hasn’t ruled out in anyway a meeting with Donald Trump, a man who could be the most powerful individual in the world in November.

“This is a far more mature approach than some of his Labour colleagues at Westminster. Should Mr Trump come to Edinburgh I for one feel we should be a welcoming city.”