Donald Trump Wants to Save Scottish Coastal Beauty by Screwing Over Wind Farms

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Like a horrible uncle no longer satisfied with terrorising his own immediate family, potential future US Republican party leader Donald Trump has decided to bring his famous wit and charm to British shores.

The outspoken billionaire hasn't come to educate us about women or immigrants, but is instead campaigning against wind farms. He's trying to prevent 'monstrous' offshore turbines from being built within sight of the Trump International golf course at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, despite how incredibly beneficial they could prove to be.

Back in 2011, the Scottish government gave its thumbs up to a proposal made by Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited, for the building of 11 turbines around two miles from Trump's resort. However, Big D doesn't think that decision is lawful, and is disputing whether the company was even eligible to apply for consent to construct the electricity generating station in the first place.

If he fails with his bid at the supreme court, he says he's willing to take his lawsuit to European courts, and doesn't seem to mind dropping a hell of a lot of cash for his cause.

“When I saw this piece of land I was overwhelmed by the imposing dunes and rugged Aberdeenshire coastline," reads an unusually poignant message on Trump’s golf course website. "I have never seen such an unspoiled and dramatic seaside landscape and the location makes it perfect for our development.”

I think most of us would admit we'd love to see the sea wind ruffle that incredible mane.

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