Donald Trump made an appearance in Edinburgh, Scotland, in an inquiry in to producing a wind farm to aid Scotland’s attempts to pursue green energy. If Donald Trump was the only opponent to the bold move, though, proponents of the movement have nothing to fear. Trump claims that his business, namely a $1.2 billion dollar golf course in Scotland, will be damaged by installing the turbines within view of it.
Using Ireland, Scotland’s longstanding rival, Trump made lengthy assaults on the idea of the wind farm. “Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke,” he said to the panel. “They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us.” When asked for proof to back up these serious claims with proof, he continued, “I am the evidence, I am a world class expert in tourism.”
The public gallery in which the hearing was being held burst in to amused laughter. If only all adversaries to green energy could be so easily dismissed, our global fight for green energy would be a lot easier to win. It is to be said to his benefit, however, that Trump’s ineffectual blustering has caused attention to be drawn to this important Scottish advance. In the end, ironically, Trump’s objections only served to aid the publicity and support of the wind farms.