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Trump: Likes SNP, but Marches Against Obama.
Donald Trump is a long-standing friend of the Scottish Nationalist Party, according to this very recent article by JOYCE MCMILLAN about a documentary on Trump’s Scottish Golf Course.
…over a period of years Donald Trump’s organisation was allowed to brush aside objections not only from environmental groups and local residents, but from Aberdeenshire Council itself, whose initial refusal of planning permission was called in and reversed, in 2008, by the Scottish Government. Worse than that, local residents opposing the development were allegedly subjected to serious harrassment; and Grampian Police, according to the protestors, seemed mainly concerned to facilitate the smooth progress of Donald Trump’s plans, at one point actually handcuffing and detaining the film-makers for trying to record interviews.
It’s a shocking film; and the broadcast came in the middle of a bruisingly bad week for Alex Salmond and his SNP Government, following a series of negative poll results, a passionately divisive conference debate over NATO, and the growing storm over Alex Salmond’s apparent suggestion that the Scottish Government had clear and positive legal advice on an independent Scotland’s EU membership, when no such advice had been formally sought.
In the aftermath of the showing of the film, many former SNP supporters took to the social media to declare that they would never vote for the party again. And many others, of all persuasions, expressed a sense of shame that such a desperate capitulation to wealth and power could take place in Scotland; as if they had somehow managed to convince themselves that, in a world increasingly driven by the attitudes of capitalists like Trump, Scotland and its government were somehow categorically different and better, and more resistant to the blandishments of overweening power.
Now the SNP’s best friend is saying this,
DONALD Trump went into a Twitter meltdown after US President Barack Obama’s victory, blasting the election as a “disgusting sham” and calling for “revolution”.
Trump started out in a philosophical mood as the tide turned against Republican candidate Mitt Romney, musing “Well, back to the drawing board.”
But it appears it was all too much for the property tycoon as reality of Mr Obama’s clear win began to sink in.
“We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”, Trump fired off on Twitter.
The Apprentice star, who toyed with a Republican presidential run, became increasingly irate, even calling for Americans to reject Mr Obama’s resounding victory.
“Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us. This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy.”
The US “now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before”, Trump tweeted, adding: “the electoral college is a disaster for democracy.”
An ‘independent’ Scotland will be certainly be the democracy to live in with Trump and his mates in charge.