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Trump ramps up anti-windfarm rhetoric with Salmond attack ‘ad’

October 25 2012

Trump ramps up anti-windfarm rhetoric with Salmond attack ‘ad’
Combative tycoon Donald Trump has ramped up his efforts to halt development of an offshore windfarm off the Aberdeenshire coast with an attack on ‘ugly, inefficient, bird-killing, Chinese turbines’.

The ad, which Trump claims has been blocked by the Advertising Standards Authority, was headlined ‘Do you want Alex Salmond to destroy Scotland?’ and goes on to heavily criticises both the First Minister and windfarms.

It accused Salmond of “… planning on destroying Scotland’s coastline and countryside with these ugly, inefficient, bird-killing, Chinese made turbines, especially those placed in the shipping lanes of Aberdeen Bay – and paid for by increasing your electricity bills and driving you into fuel poverty.”

Commenting on the advert via his Facebook account Trump said: “I guess they don’t have freedom of the press in Scotland. We created this ad and the ASA would not allow us to publish it. I don’t know what is wrong with it, it seems factually accurate to me.”

Speaking to The Drum however an ASA spokesperson said: “I can confirm that the ASA has not banned the ad that Donald Trump refers to.

“We don’t ban ads from appearing. We respond to concerns about ads once they’re in the public domain.”
Trump's forthright views on windfarms
Trump's forthright views on windfarms


#1 Posted by David on 25 Oct 2012 at 11:48 AM
This man has appeared on our shores like a disgusting funghal disease, with only one aim in mind - to increase his own wealth. To have the audacity to claim Alex Salmond is destroying Scotland by placing some turbines out at sea is disgraceful.
Auntie Nairn
#2 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 25 Oct 2012 at 12:55 PM
I'm no fan of Alex Salmond, but Trump is just a parasite. The sooner his planning consent is torn up, and he is told to go have his tantrums elsewhere, the better.
Lloyd Wright
#3 Posted by Lloyd Wright on 25 Oct 2012 at 17:32 PM
Trump has one of the worst cases of over inflated ego's of anyone I have ever come across. And I'm an architect - I have met a few. To suggest Salmond is destroying Scotland is ludicrous. Trump is detroying Scotland and he shouldn't be allowed anywhere near here.
is this it?
#4 Posted by is this it? on 25 Oct 2012 at 21:47 PM
is the 'anti-windfarm rhetoric' any thing to do with not wanting that wig to blow off?
Partick Bateman
#5 Posted by Partick Bateman on 26 Oct 2012 at 09:25 AM
Do you know that if the 21 year old Donald Trump had put all the money he inhertited into a decent savings account he would have made more money now than he has made from all his businesses.

#6 Posted by Egbert on 26 Oct 2012 at 09:51 AM
Trump is a laughing stock. It's just a pity that the Scottish Government bent over backwards to let him wreck his own little bit of Aberdeenshire coastline in the first place with his needless and destructive golf resort - all looks a bit embarrassing now.
Jimbob Tanktop
#7 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 28 Oct 2012 at 11:08 AM
Aw, poor the Donald. Not only is he making an absolute Erchie of himself over here (who in their right mind will visit hos dreadful golfist pitch now?)

But that nasty David Letterman has been Erchiefying him on the telly over there too.
Alexander Fraser
#8 Posted by Alexander Fraser on 30 Oct 2012 at 12:07 PM
Donald, whar's yer troosers? Down at your ankles, methinks. Keep out of our environmental and political affairs. Better still, keep your mouth shut and no one will know just what a plonker you are. Commiserations to the USA.

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