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MR. TRUMP: OK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT AND THIS IS AN AMAZING HONOR. IT’S AN AMAZING DAY, VERY HISTORIC DAY FOR A LOT OF REASONS, NOT ONLY TURNBERY. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG — TURNBERRY. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG VOTES IN THE HISTORY OF EUROPE, SCOTLAND, EVERYWHERE. IT WAS VERY EXCITING COMING IN AND WE WERE LANDING AND WE HAD JUST HEARD THE RESULTS SO I WISH EVERYBODY A LOT OF LUCK. I THINK THAT IT’S PURELY HISTORIC AND WHAT’S HAPPENING IS HISTORIC. SO IT’S AN HONOR TO BE WITH YOU. MY MOTHER WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN STORNAWAY. SHE LOVED SCOTLAND. SHE WOULD BE HERE A LOT. SHE WOULD BE HERE WITH MY SISTER, MARIAN AND MY SISTER, ELIZABETH AND SHE JUST LOVED IT. HER LOYALTY TO SCOTLAND WAS INCREDIBLE. SHE RESPECTED AND LOVED THE QUEEN AND SHE LOVED THE CEREMONY AND THE POMP, POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE, AND SHE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL. AND TO THINK WE’D BE HERE OWNING TURNBERRY ONE DAY WOULD BE INCREDIBLE. SHE WOULD COME TO TURNBERRY WITH HER FRIENDS AND THEY’D HAVE DINNER AT TURNBERRY. SHE DIDN’T PLAY GOLF BUT THEY WOULD HAVE DINNER AT TURNBERRY, SO HAVING TAKEN THIS HOTEL AND DONE THE JOB THAT WE’VE DONE WITH IT IS JUST AN HONOR I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY. WE BOUGHT IT ABOUT 4 1/2 YEARS AGO. THE TOWN COUNCIL HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. THE LOCAL POLITICIANS AND ALL OF THE POLITICIANS ALL THROUGHOUT HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. THEY APPROVED VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT WE ASKED FOR. WE ASKED FOR THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT THE APPROVAL PROCESS, BECAUSE IT’S SO HISTORIC, HAD TO GO THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT LAYERS BUT EVERY SINGLE THING WE WANTED THEY AGREED. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD AND IN SOME CASES GREAT. WE’VE TAKEN THE LIGHT HOUSE, WHICH IS A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT BUILDING IN FLORIDA — I MEAN, IN SCOTLAND AND WE’VE TAKEN THAT BUILDING AND MADE IT SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL. INSIDE THE LIGHTHOUSE RIGHT NOW IS INCREDIBLE SUITES AND IT’S CALLED THE HALFWAY HOUSE BECAUSE THIS IS THE 9TH TEE AND IT’S CALLED THE HALFWAY HOUSE. ON THE BOTTOM YOU HAVE DINING AND GOLFERS WILL STOP AND THEY’LL GO AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND THEN THEY GO INTO THE 10TH HOLE, 10TH TEE RIGHT NEXT DOOR. AND IT WAS IN DISREPAIR AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE FROM LANDMARK SCOTLAND AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WE HAD TO GO THROUGH WERE — I JUST THANK YOU BECAUSE IT WAS A LONG, DIFFICULT PROCESS GETTING THAT APPROVED, BUT THEY REALLY WANTED TO SEE IT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. AND NOW IT’S REALLY AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAN IT EVER WAS. WHEN YOU SEE — I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’LL GET A CHANCE BUT IF YOU DO YOU SHOULD TRY AND GET TO SEE THE SUITES BECAUSE THEY ARE TWO OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUITES YOU’LL EVER SEE. WHEN THE WATER IS ROUGH TODAY, IT’S VERY CALM. IN FACT, I’VE ALMOST NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE WAVES THAT ARE LITERALLY CRASHING ONTO THIS PIECE OF LAND WE’RE ON. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS YOU’LL EVER SEE. THE HOLE DIDN’T EXIST. THEY WORKED WITH US ON DESIGN. THEY WANTED TO DO THESE CHANGES FOR PROBABLY CLOSE TO 50 YEARS BECAUSE THEY WERE SO OBVIOUS AND WE MADE CERTAIN CHANGES TO THE COURSE IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE FULLY RENOVATED THE COURSE. BRAND NEW SPRINKLER SYSTEM. THE HIGHEST LEVEL. MANY OF THE HOLES HAVE BEEN JIGGERED AND MADE EVEN LONGER AND NEW GREENS AND NEW EVERYTHING AND YET IT’S THE SAME TURNBERRY. WITH YOU THE WHOLE 9, 10 AND 11 AND 4 HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND MOVED OUT INTO THE OCEAN. THIS HOLE IS AN EXAMPLE FROM APPROXIMATELY THIS AREA. WOULD YOU HIT OVER THERE. THIS WAS A PAR 4 AND YOU’D HIT OVER THERE AND IT WAS A MUCH DIFFERENT THING. NOW YOU’RE HITTING OUT OVER THE OCEAN. AND JUST BY THE LIGHTHOUSE YOU HAVE A GREEN AND PEOPLE THINK THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST PAR 3 ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND THEN 10 BECOMES A PAR 5 THAT THE GOLFERS KNOW AND THE MEMBERS KNOW. I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF THE MEMBERS IN TURNBERRY IN THE BACK, THE CAPTAIN. WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. AND WE HAVE THEN NUMBER 11, WHICH IS A SPECTACULAR HOLE. ALSO A PAR 3. BUILT RIGHT ON THE CLIFFS. AND THAT HOLE WAS MOVED ABOUT 200 YARDS TO THE LEFT. AND TOM WATSON SAW ME AND HE WON THE BRITISH OPEN MANY TIMES, PETER, RIGHT, AND HE SAID FIVE. HE SAID WHAT A CHANGE. HE ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY EASY HOLE THE WAY IT WAS, BUT HE PROBABLY LIKED IT BECAUSE HE’D BIRDIE IT ALL THE TIME. WHAT WE’VE DONE IS WHAT EVERYBODY’S WANTED TO DO FOR MANY, MANY DECADES. I WANT TO THANK MARTIN EBERT WHO HAS DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB AS THE ARCHITECT. [APPLAUSE] AND I CALLED UP — I CALLED UP THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT PETER DAWSON WHO IS AN AMAZING MAN AND GREAT GUY AND TALENTED PERSON AND LOVES THE SPORT AND LOVES SCOTLAND AND FRANKLY I SAID, WHO SHOULD I USE AS THE ARCHITECT AND HE DID ME A BIG FAVOR. HE RECOMMENDED MARTIN AND SO I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU AND I WANT TO THANK PETER DAWSON WHO IS WITH US NOW. HEADED UP THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT FOR YEARS. HE’S BEEN JUST A GREAT FRIEND AND I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, PETER. YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MY SON, ERIC, WAS IN CHARGE OF THE JOB. I WANTED TO COME OVER HERE AND IVANKA AND DAWN CAME TO CONGRATULATE ERIC. REALLY, WE GAVE HIM THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BUILDING THE HOTEL. AS YOU KNOW WAS GUTTED DOWN TO THE STEEL AND REBUILT. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE GREAT HOTELS OF THE WORLD. IT ALREADY WAS BUT IT WAS IN SOMEWHAT DELAPIDATED SHAPE AND WE HAD A CHOICE. WE COULD FIX IT AND PAINT IT OR WE COULD DO IT THE WAY WE DID IT AND WE WENT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PLANS. WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE PLANS FROM THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTS FROM MANY, MANY YEARS AGO. IT WAS 1906 AND WE WENT BACK TO THOSE PLANS, WHICH ARE MAGNIFICENT ROOMS, VERY BIG. THEY WERE CUT IN HALF AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS. AND WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT’S VERY SPECIAL. CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS IN ALL OF GOLF. I THINK WE CAN SAY THAT, PETER. USUALLY A BUILDING, WHEN YOU HAVE A BUILDING ON A GOLF COURSE THAT’S NOT AN ASSET. THAT’S CALLED A LIABILITY. THIS IS ONE OF THE BUILDINGS WHERE EVEN THOUGH IT’S IN THE DISTANCE, WHEN YOU’RE ON THE 18TH HOLE AND YOU’RE LOOKING DOWN THE FAIRWAY AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT THAT BUILDING, IT’S CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREAT, BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC SITES IN GOLF. AS YOU KNOW, JACK NICHOLAS WON THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP — JACK NICKLAS WON THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AND I GUESS THE GREATEST, I GUESS ONE OF THE GREATEST TOURNAMENTS IF NOT THE SINGLE GREATEST TOURNAMENT IN THE HISTORY OF GOLF WAS THE DUEL IN THE SUN, 1977 WITH TOM WATSON AND JACK NICKLAUS WHICH WAS BIRDIE, BIRDIE, BIRDIE. AND EVERYONE WASN’T IN THE MATCH AND THESE TWO KEPT GOING WILD AND THAT’S WHEN TOM WATSON CHIPPED IN AN AREA THAT YOU COULDN’T GET FROM THE GREEN LET ALONE GET IT IN THE HOLE. THE ONLY WAY TO GET IT IN IS IF YOU CHIPPED IT IN. JACK IS AN INCREDIBLE SPORTSMAN. THE WAY HE WALKED OFF THE COURSE WAS ONE OF THE GREAT SCENES IN ALL OF GOLF. AND JACK NICKLAUS IS A FRIEND OF MINE AND GREAT CHAMPION AND GREAT CHAMPIONS, WHETHER IT’S TOM WATSON OR GREG NORMAN OR NICK PRICE, WE’VE HAD AMAZING WINNERS AT TURNBERRY. AND REALLY, NOT ONLY AMAZING WINNERS FOR THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BUT SOME OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS THEY EVER HAD. SO WE LISTENED TO THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT AND WE DID WHAT THEY WANTED US TO DO. IN ADDITION, THEY PUT IN TREMENDOUS MILES OF TELEVISION CABLES AND EVERYTHING’S UNDERGROUND SO IT’S ALL READY TO GO FROM THAT STANDPOINT. AND THE TOWN IS SO HAPPY AND SO THRILLED AND THE TOWN COUNCIL, WHO’S HERE, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE, THEY HAVE BEEN REALLY TERRIFIC. SO, AGAIN, IN HONOR OF MY MOTHER, MARY MACCLOUD, WHO IS A TERRIFIC PERSON. SHE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF 19. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND A VERY, VERY SMART WOMAN AND SHE MET MY FATHER AND THAT WAS IT. THEY WERE MARRIED FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY HAD A GREAT MARRIAGE AND REALLY A GREAT MARRIAGE BUT IN HONOR OF MY MOTHER, MARY MACCLOUD, AND IN HONOR OF MY CHILDREN — DON WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUYING IT. MY FRIENDS WERE HERE FROM DUBAI. GREAT PEOPLE. THIS WASN’T THEIR THING BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT GOLF. AND THEY ACTUALLY FELT, WHY SHOULD WE MOVE A HOLE INTO THE OCEAN WHEN WE ALREADY HAVE A HOLE? AND I SAID, WELL, IT’S THAT BETTER. THEY SAID, YEAH, BUT IT’S ALREADY THERE. THEY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE GOLF THING BUT IT ALWAYS DID WELL. TURNBERRY, BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION, BECAUSE OF THE FACT YOU ARE ON THE OCEAN, BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR PROPERTIES IN THE WORLD, THEY ALWAYS DID WELL. BUT NOW SINCE WE OPENED WE’RE ACTUALLY OPENED A NUMBER OF WEEKS AGO, THE COURSE, AND WE HAVEN’T HAD AN EMPTY SLOT. PETER, YOU’LL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THIS. WE HAVE NOT HAD ONE EMPTY SLOT. IT’S FROM MORNING UNTIL NIGHT IT’S PACKED SO IT’S A SPECIAL LOCATION. I DON’T KNOW, IT’S JUST THE LOCATION. EVERYBODY COMES HERE, WHETHER IT’S FROM LONDON OR WHEREVER THEY WANT TO BE, THEY ALL WANT TO COME TO TURNBERRY. AND WITH THAT I JUST WANT TO THANK A FEW PEOPLE. I HAVE TO THANK RALPH WHO THE ONE THING THE OTHER OWNERS DID — [APPLAUSE] THEY SAID — WHERE IS RALPH? RALPH, THE ONE THING THEY SAID, YOU HAVE A MAN NAMED RALPH. HE WAS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER AT THE TIME AND ONE OF THE OWNERS WHO IS A FRIEND OF MINE SAID HE’S THE MOST TALENTED HOTEL PERSON AND THEY SAID, YOU SHOULD HAVE HIM BE MANAGER. WE APPOINTED HIM MANAGER AND IT’S GREAT STUFF. THE HOTEL OPENED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AND IT’S BEEN AMAZING. . USUALLY WHEN A HOTEL OPENS YOU HAVE DRAINS NOT CONNECTED AND PIPES AND WATER THAT’S SPEWING THROUGH THE ROOFS AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS. WE HAVEN’T HAD ANYTHING. THEY DID — DONE A GREAT JOB. THE CONTRACTORS HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB. THE HOTEL IS BUILT TO THE ABSOLUTE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF LUXURY. THE COURSE IS BUILT TO THE ABSOLUTE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF TOURNAMENT GOLF. I THINK THERE’LL BE NOTHING LIKE IT. IN ONE OF THE REVIEWS, I THINK IT WAS “GOLF DIGEST” IN THE UNITED STATES, THEY COMPARED THE 14 COURSES AND THE 14 ALL GREAT COURSES. IT’S WHERE THEY PLAY THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. AND THIS WRITER SAID, TURNBERRY IS NUMBER ONE. BUT BECAUSE TRUMP OWNS IT, I’M MAKING IT NUMBER THREE. I SAID TO MYSELF, THAT’S HATRED. THAT’S HATRED. BUT I’M USED TO THAT WITH THE PRESS. THAT’S OK. I CONSIDERED IT A COMPLIMENT. I IMMEDIATELY SENT THAT REVIEW. I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY. I WANT TO ASK PERHAPS ERIC AND IVANKA AND DON TO COME FORWARD AND SAY A FEW WORDS. AND AGAIN IVANKA AND ERIC SAID, WOW, THIS MUST BE IMPORTANT BECAUSE IVANKA CAME, RIGHT? BECAUSE SHE’S SOMETHING ELSE. MY CHILDREN HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB. ONE OF THE VERY IMPORTANT REASONS I’M HERE NOT ONLY BECAUSE WE OWN IT AND WE’RE GOING TO CHERISH IT, WE’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT, ONE OF THE GREAT, GREAT PLACES, GREAT RESORTS OF THE WORLD. BUT ALSO BECAUSE I WANT TO REALLY SUPPORT MY CHILDREN. THEY WORKED THEY HARD TO MAKE THIS PROPERTY WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT’S NOW BECOME. THE REVIEWS OF THE COURSE HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL. NOT JUST LIKE GOOD. EVEN PEOPLE THAT TRULY HATE ME ARE SAYING IT’S THE BEST THEY HAVE EVER SEEN, WHICH IS ALWAYS, TO ME, PETER, THAT’S MY GREATEST. WHEN THEY HATE YOU AND GIVE IT A 10, THAT MEANS YOU DID A GOOD JOB, RIGHT? BUT THE REVIEWS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL AND THE REVIEWS OF THE HOTEL HAVE BEEN GREAT. THE HOTEL IS — I DIDN’T PUT A MORTGAGE ON IT. WE HAVE NO DEBT, NO FINANCING, NO ANYTHING. I WANTED TO DO THAT WITH TURNBERRY, DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE ANY FINANCING WITH TURNBERRY BECAUSE IT’S SO SPECIAL. I DID THIS OUT OF CASH FLOW AND WE HAVE AN ABSOLUTELY ZERO DEBT PROPERTY. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT TRIBUTE TO SCOTLAND AND MANY OTHER PLACES, AND ALSO A GREAT TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OF GOLF FOR MANY, MANY DECADES TO COME. SO ALL I ASK ERIC IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE HE BUILT IT. I’LL ASK ERIC AND IDENTIFY ADVANTAGEA AND DON TO COME FORWARD — IVANKA AND DON TO COME FORWARD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE. [APPLAUSE]

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