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Laughing stock comment says more about Trump than Scotland

February 7, 2012 4:56 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has labelled Donald Trump's attack on plans to build offshore wind turbines in the vicinity of his golf course, as hysterical.

Willie Rennie MSPWillie Rennie MSPMr Rennie's comments are in response to a letter written to Struan Stevenson MEP by Mr Trump, congratulating Mr Stevenson on his anti-renewable stance.

Mr Trump says in his letter that: "These hideous and noisy structures will visually destroy the coast and seriously impact the quality of life for local residents.

Mr Trump goes on to say: "This ugly and destructive facility and others like it must be moved or Scotland will soon witness the total devastation of its tourism industry and become the laughing stock of the world."

In light of these comments, Mr Rennie has urged Mr Trump to show a little more respect for Scotland and its climate change responsibility.

Commenting Mr Rennie MSP said:

"Donald Trump's hysterical attack exaggerates the impact of the offshore turbines on his golf course. Mr Trump has the right to be heard but no more or less than anyone else with an interest in this application.

"Renewable resources are a critical part of the answer to our energy challenge and tackling climate change. Liberal Democrats fully support Scottish efforts to meet that challenge.

"Mr Trump should show a little more respect for Scotland. Calling it a laughing stock of the world says more about him than it does about Scotland."