Donald Trump Is A LOSER: Scottish Court Rules Against Wind Turbine Ban Near His Golf Course
Donald Trump lost a legal battle today to stop an offshore wind farm near his new Aberdeen, Scotland, golf course, and The Donald is reacting to the news with the trademark style and grace for which he is famous for here in the U.S.
Mr. Trump also labelled former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond a "has-been" following today's verdict. And, through a spokesman, Trump said of Salmond: "Does anyone care what this man thinks? He’s a has-been and totally irrelevant. The fact that he doesn’t even know what’s going on in his own constituency says it all.
"He should go back to doing what he does best -- unveiling pompous portraits of himself that pander to his already overinflated ego."
If his Presidential ambitions don't pan out, maybe Trump can be an ambassador to one of the world's more volatile nations?
Salmond is one of the Scottish MP's who voted against Trump, and ripped The Donald for being a "three-time loser" who had "at best postponed and at worst jeopardized" a £200 million economic boost from the offshore project. He said that Trump's construction at Turnberry, the golf course in question, was moving too slowly -- thus disqualifying the course from consideration for hosting the British Open and other high-profile events.
Trump is saying that the Aberdeen Wind Farm Project has ruined the view from his course.
Trump bought the land for the course in 2006, with plans to build "the world's greatest golf course." But work didn't begin until 2010, due to complaints and legal hurdles thrown down by local residents, environmentalists and politicians, due to part of the property consisting of protected coastal dunes.
So right away we see that both sides are using stupid arguments. The Scottish government, for saying that construction is moving too slowly (partly their fault, with all the delays), and Trump, for saying that he's a nature lover (what about the coastal dunes you're flattening for the giant hotel?).
From a Daily Mail timeline:
The in 2011, the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm applied to create and run the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay, with a plan to build up to 11 wind turbines. In July of 2012, the 18-hole championship course opened. In March of 2013, the Scottish government approved the 11-turbine wind farm. Now called Trump International Golf Club Scotland, Trump challenges the wind farm.
He took the case all the way to the Scottish Supreme Court, and lost. This means, in Trump parlance, that he's A LOSER. A has-been. If he can't build a Scottish gold course, how is he going to rebuild America?
Just questions Trump would ask about any other candidate.
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