Media in the U.S. went wild with the story over the weekend and the Air Force launched a review of how it chooses locations for worldwide layovers following speculation that the United States military was being used to boost revenue at the Trump resort.
It was not immediately clear how often crews from Maine's Air National Guard landed at Prestwick or may have stayed at the Turnberry resort.
"We understand that US Service members lodging at higher-end accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable", the navy mentioned.
The US House Oversight Committee and the US House Judiciary Committee have sent a series of letters requesting information on what they described as "multiple efforts by the President, Vice President, and other Trump Administration officials to spend taxpayer funds at properties owned by the President in potential violation of the constitution's emoluments clauses".
The committee said the spending and a report that the airport provided low-cost rooms and offered free rounds of golf at the resort "raise questions about the president's potential receipt ... of emoluments in violation of the U.S Constitution and raise other serious conflict-of-interest concerns".
Additionally, the letter cites President Trump's continued promotion of Turnberry-after assuming office-and use of Prestwick Airport. Politico noted that the fuel would have been cheaper had it been purchased at a us military base.
In June, the House Oversight Panel sent a letter to the Pentagon saying the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick airport since October of 2017, and it also cited news reports that the airport provided discount rates and free rounds of golf at Turnberry for USA military members. According to U.S. Air Force officials, U.S. military aircraft are authorized to land and refuel at private airports with whom contracts have been arranged.
Thru August this one year, there had been 259 Air Power airplane stopovers at Prestwick, at the side of 220 in a single day stays, based fully totally on the Air Power.
"He told me that he stayed there many years ago, before I bought it", Mr Trump said.
He said records are being reviewed, but it appears the crew stayed at a Marriott near Glasgow on its return trip to Alaska. The vice-president stayed at the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, on the west coast.
Pence recently visited Ireland on a two-day trip and made a decision to stay at Trump International Golf Links at Trumps "suggestion" as opposed to using a hotel in Dublin, according to a spokesperson for the Vice President.
"Defending the decision to reporters on Tuesday, Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, clarified that the president didn't 'command" the stay. Trump wrote of the crew members, before adding: "NOTHING TO DO WITH ME". "Every time you find a person landing in an airplane within 500 miles of something I own - Mike Pence, as an example - his family lives in, he actually told me he stayed there many years ago".