Regular readers of this blog will know we like nothing better than taking the proverbial out of Donald Trump and his anti-wind postulating.
I guess that means he will never pay off my mortgage!
Now, his increasingly bitter spat with Alex Salmond has reached new heights. ‘Lose wind farm or lose my hotel, warns Donald Trump,’ screamed The Scotsman. What a pity he didn’t make that ‘threat’ before he build his bloody golf course. He previously told Bloomberg that he was “very disappointed,” with the First Minister.
‘“I’m afraid Donald Trump and I are destined to disagree on this matter,” Salmond, 57, said in an April 18 interview in his official residence in Edinburgh. “It would probably be best to allow energy policy of the country to be determined by the people who are democratically elected to determine it.”
Now, in a twist that could damage Salmond’s career as much as the East Coast dunes bulldozed by Trump, (according to The Scotsman again) ‘Alex Salmond gave a personal assurance during a New York dinner date with Donald Trump that a controversial wind farm would not be built in the shadow of his North-east golf resort development, the American tycoon told MSPs.’
According to other reports, his appearance at the committee almost sparked a riot. ‘as supporters and critics traded applause and insults.’ Too bad his parliamentary appearance was upstaged by Russell Brand in Westminster. Trump has even said that wind famrs could stop Scottish Independence.
The last word (no dobt for now) should go to the observer of this circus quoted in The Independent: ‘When Donald Trump and his entourage swept into the Scottish Parliament yesterday morning, a stiff breeze barrelled down from the Edinburgh crags and threatened to lift the famously thin but coiffured locks from the American entrepreneur’s head. As it did so, a bemused bystander remarked quietly: “Aye, now we know why he doesn’t like the wind.”