Trump Refuses to Pay Windfarm Legal Bill

By Gavin Whenman on at

US president Donald J. Trump (yes, coma patients who've just woken up, really) isn't a man known for law abidance or a sense of propriety, but you'd think he'd have the good sense to at least pay his legal bills.

However, after a court ruled in February his family firm The Trump Organization had to pay the Scottish government's legal costs, they've been refusing to stump up, with Nicola Sturgeon's government claiming the firm aren't accepting that they should pay the tens of thousands of pounds it has proposed. It's now with a court-appointed adjudicator. The case stems from Trump's attempt to block an 11-turbine offshore windfarm near his Aberdeenshire golf course, which his firm ultimately lost in the UK supreme court in 2015.

Back when he was a plain old reality TV celebrity and racist, the Irn Bru-coloured flesh sack in a blonde wig claimed the windfarm would ruin the view from his golf resort at Menie, north of Aberdeen, harming his business. Forgetting, of course, that his business was already harmed by being associated with the very worst America has to offer.

Okay, for a person currently facing impeachment who has an entire Wikipedia entry dedicated to his legal affairs (seriously, America, this guy is your president?), his to-do with the Scottish government seems trivial, but unless the loss-making Trump International Golf Club Scotland declares bankruptcy (a tactic Trump has been known to use in the past to avoid paying debts), he should at least get some small form of legal comeuppance. [Guardian]