25 Apr '12, 6pm

Donald Trump still blowing hot air about Scottish wind farms

Scotland’s plan to build offshore wind turbines would curb climate change, reduce the country’s reliance on foreign oil, and create thousands of jobs. But Donald Trump don’t give a f***. Trump appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s economy, energy, and tourism committee today to speak out against the country’s plan to build offshore wind turbines. His argument? Eleven wind turbines — located a full 1.5 miles from land — will “ruin Scotland’s tourism.” Trump’s testimony is more of the same hot air he’s been blowing for months. You see, the Donald bought a 1,400-acre piece of property in Scotland back in 2006. He’s already built a luxury golf course and plans to construct a resort and homes. A handful of turbines way out in the ocean will destroy the views his upscale clients pay to see — I mean, er, ruin tourism for the ENTIRE country. Trump — who is a climate change den...

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