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Trump honour divides opinion in Aberdeen

October 8 2010

Trump honour divides opinion in Aberdeen
US tycoon, and possible presidential candidate, Donald Trump has received an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

The property developer was presented with a Doctorate in Business Administration despite anger from some over his plans for a huge golf course and housing estate in Menie.

David Kennedy, a former principal of RGU, said he was “appalled” at the accolade but Trump retorted “I heard there was going to be a big protest and nobody showed up.”

RGU chancellor Sir Ian Wood, no stranger to controversial development proposals himself, described Trump’s presence as an “honour” and claimed that the golf development had been “widely welcomed” despite vociferous opposition from a “small vocal minority.”

This was a reference to the Tripping Up trump campaign which has dogged Trump’s attempts to push the development forward.

TUP has called on RGU to retract the ward and is scheduled to conduct a protest march in Menie on Saturday.


John Kennedy
#1 Posted by John Kennedy on 9 Oct 2010 at 08:34 AM
Trump for Vice President!

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump what a winning ticket
#2 Posted by Don on 11 Oct 2010 at 10:09 AM
Once planning permission is granted for the Aberdeen Arena, he'll pay a handsome sum for naming rights - "Trumpton" sounds good to me.
Bert Racoon
#3 Posted by Bert Racoon on 11 Oct 2010 at 10:42 AM
As someone actually from the area I don't know anyone who is or ever was against this development. As the article states its a "small vocal minority" I would personally add "of muppets".
#4 Posted by Don on 11 Oct 2010 at 12:19 PM
Any numpty opposing Trumps developments, on in fact any new development in Aberdeen need their head checked. If the stadium is held up or even vetoed because of some stuffy Cove natives who live 3 miles away it will be a travesty.
Sarah M
#5 Posted by Sarah M on 11 Oct 2010 at 14:09 PM

Who could fail to see Dr Don as President of Aberdeenshire?

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