Donald Trump is a master of concocting money-making opportunities out of thin air. He reportedly did it again on Thursday at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
A local Scottish fan, a retiree named Alan Marsh, showed up to Trump’s Turnberry resort hoping to watch some major-caliber golf. However, when he saw the £22 admission price, Al, or Big Al as he calls himself, knew it was too steep for his blood.
So instead, Marsh stood by the gates to the resort for a half-hour, perhaps trying to figure out how to scrounge up the money to get in to watch. Then the gates opened up and Trump himself came toward him in a golf cart. Marsh asked the presidential candidate for his autograph, handing Trump two £5 notes, the new shiny, plastic kind.
“He asked me: ‘What is that, Big Al?’” Marsh said to the Daily Record. “Donald had never seen one before. He signed one of them and gave me it back. He took the other one and turned to the other chap in the buggy and said, ‘We’ll have a pint with that later on. Cheers, Big Al.’ Then he drove off.”
It’s another win for the Donald, who didn’t even need the money for the pint. He owns the place!