US secret service agent dies after stroke at Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland
The president landed at the Prestwick Airport and spent a weekend at his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire for a private visit.
A secret service agent protecting President Donald Trump during his visit to Scotland died in a hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke, according to reports.
The official reportedly collapsed while being a part of the Republican president's security detail during his diplomatic trip to Europe and was given urgent medical attention.
Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Scotland on Friday last week after holding talks with the United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and attending a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II.
The president landed at the Prestwick Airport and spent a weekend at his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire for a private visit. Reports state that it was during his stay at the resort when the secret service agent fell ill and later died in the hospital.
Before the agent's death, a spokesperson for the Secret Service had released a statement, saying: "We are incredibly grateful for the emergency medical service providers and physicians in Scotland who are providing much needed critical care."
Reports state that over 150 American agents were brought in along with the president to protect him during his stay in the UK amid wild protests against the Republican's visit to the country. Thousands of people assembled in the British capital to protest against the US president and flew a giant 'Trump baby' blimp in front of the UK parliament to express their displeasure.
Pictures of Trump emerged where he was seen on the links course on Saturday morning, surrounded by multiple secret service agents. He reportedly also called playing golf his "primary form of exercise."
Reports state that the Republican was spotted driving around the course with his son Eric and was wearing a black windbreaker and a baseball cap with the USA written on it.
Trump was also met with protests outside his Turnberry course where protesters reportedly lined outside his resort with posters.
Reports state that it was the only time Trump was seen in public on Saturday, spending most of the day and the evening at his hotel and at the golf club.
The security detail bill for Trump's two-day trip to Scotland reportedly cost £5million, just £1million less than the £6million spent on security for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011, according to reports.
Trump's entire diplomatic trip was severely criticized by both Democrats and Republicans alike, where he deemed the European Union (EU) as America's "foe" and refused to acknowledge in his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia had anything to do with the interference in the 2016 presidential elections.