Scotland's Parliament took heat from Donald Trump Wednesday over the set placement of a wind farm allegedly obstructing the view from Trump's new Scottish golf resort. Trump, present at a committee hearing, demanded the country ditch plans for the offshore wind farm.
Trump told the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee he had been assured first by former First Minister Jack McConnell and then by current First Minister Alex Salmond that building the exclusive new $750-million-pound ($1.2-billion) golf resort would be free of a neighboring wind farm.
"What they did is they lured me in. I spent this money, and now I might regret it," Trump told the committee. The claims were denied by McConnell and Salmond.
Trump told the Committee that Salmond, who became First Minister in May 2007, had "poo-pooed" the wind farm development, saying there was "all sorts of shipping lane problems," according to BBC.
"After I've invested this tremendous amount of money, all of a sudden this really obnoxious and ugly wind farm appears - which is worse than a wind farm because there is going to be all these different looking windmills," said Trump.
"Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke," Trump 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."
Trump continued to ruffle feathers in Scotland's parliament by saying he did not believe climate change was man-made and went as far as to say that Scotland was wasting huge amounts of money.
"I think you are spending billions and billions of pounds unnecessarily and going to affect the future of Scotland," Trump said.
by RTT Staff Writer
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