Who, exactly, does Donald Trump think he is?
“I have authorized my staff to allocate a substantial amount of money to launch an international campaign to fight your plan to surround Scotland’s coast with thousands of wind turbines…….it will be like looking through the bars of a prison and Scotland’s citizens will be the prisoners.”
“Luckily tourists will not suffer as there will be none”
He says he’s doing this for his late mother’s sake because “she would not believe what you were doing to her beloved Scotland”. Apparently there are no jobs in green technology and countries like China are laughing at us.
It’s the sort of unbelievable, ill informed arrogance we’ve come to expect from the tycoon.
Willie Rennie said in retaliation that the “embarrassing” tycoon would be laughed at by Scotland and goes on to explain why it’s so vital to look after the environment and build a sustainable future.
First Mr Trump accuses Scotland of being the laughing stock of the world, now he threatens to launch an international campaign. What Mr Trump needs to understand is that Scotland will live up to our responsibilities to tackle climate change.
“This letter is a rather desperate attempt by a rich man who is used to getting his own way, but his latest tizzy is embarrassing. Instead of the world laughing at Scotland, Scotland is laughing at Mr Trump. “Global warming, limited fossil fuels and rising energy demand mean we need to create a sustainable energy resource that meets our needs and protects the environment for our children’s future. That means we need to use a range of technologies from on and offshore wind, tidal, wave and emerging technologies. Mr Trump’s dislike for turbines several miles from his golf course should not derail Scotland’s ambition. “I would urge the First Minister to listen to Mr Trump but no more, and no less than anyone else. We won’t be bullied by Mr Trump and his millions.”