Trump's resort has 'declared war on Scotland' by banning its iconic Irn-Bru drink and making customers furious

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  • The Scottish golf resort Trump Turnberry has banned Irn-Bru, the country’s most popular soft drink, over fears it could stain the property’s carpets.
  • Trump Turnberry general manager Ralph Porciani told the Ayrshire Post that it would cost about $US680,000 to replace the hotel’s ballroom carpet if it was stained.
  • “We can’t have it staining when to replace the ballroom carpet would be £500,000 alone,” Porciani said. “We have villas here with Irn-Bru stains in the carpets which I can’t let.”
  • People are attacking President Donald Trump on social media over the rule, saying he has “declared war on Scotland,” and “gone too far.”

A Trump resort in Scotland has banned the country’s most popular soft drink over fears that it could stain the property’s expensive carpets.

The bright-orange drink, called Irn-Bru, is prohibited on the grounds of Trump Turnberry, a golf and hotel resort, following a renovation that cost an estimated $US270 million, The Scotsman reports.

Trump Turnberry general manager Ralph Porciani told the Ayrshire Post that it would cost about $US680,000 to replace the hotel’s ballroom carpet if it was stained.

“We can’t have it staining when to replace the ballroom carpet would be £500,000 alone,” Porciani said.

The drink, which is cheekily referred to as Scotland’s “other national drink” behind whiskey, has already ruined some of the carpets in the resort’s villas, he said.

“We have villas here with Irn-Bru stains in the carpets which I can’t let,” he said.

People are attacking President Donald Trump on social media for the new rule.

“The President of the United States has just declared war on Scotland,” one person wrote in response to the news.

Another wrote, “@realDonalTrump has gone too far this time! This means war.”

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