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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Great Scot, what's wrong with Donald Trump?

I’m an ugly American.
In the literal sense. Overweight. Thinning hair.  Crooked teeth. Not something you’d ever see on the cover of Esquire.
But Donald Trump is an ugly American in the universal sense.
Here we go, a tale that will make every rational American cringe: The story out of Scotland is that the American billionaire held his breath, stomped his feet, turned blue and vowed to abandon his $1.2 billion luxury Scottish golf resort if the government allowed a proposed wind farm to be built nearby.
Trump, the man with the cotton candy hair, believes that if plans for 11 turbines in northeastern Scotland’s Aberdeen Bay go ahead, it would spoil the views from his resort, the Trump International Golf Links, which is less than two miles away.
Trump told Scottish newspaper The Press and Journal he would not spend “another penny” on the resort until he was certain the offshore project would be built elsewhere.
Forget the energy needs of the Scottish people. Forget the fact that it’s clean, renewable energy, too. Holy Scrooge McDuck, do not spoil the Trumpster’s view with something so trite.
I am embarrassed for America. I am going to send a note of apology to the Scottish people. Donald Trump is an ugly American in the universal sense. Once that wind hits the billionaire’s hair just so, in the literal sense, too.


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