Trump Tees Off in the Scottish Legislature
Posted on Apr 26, 2012
Donald Trump appeared before a committee of the Scottish parliament Wednesday to demand that the government halt plans to build an offshore wind farm he says will spoil the view at his exclusive new $1.2 billion golf resort, claiming the turbines will harm tourism and ruin the environment.
Trump has his supporters and detractors in the dispute. One astute commenter noted: “Donald Trump would know, he’s an expert at ruining the environment.”
Scotland’s tourism agency said its research shows that 83 percent of visitors will not be put off by turbines. —ARK
“Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke,” he said. “They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us.”
… When challenged to produce hard evidence about his claims on the negative impact of turbines, Trump said: “I am the evidence, I am a world class expert in tourism.”
The public gallery burst into laughter.
Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)