Donald Trump, columnist, says Scotland golf course fight prepared him for presidency

by Dominic Hinde  |  published on April 13, 2016

ABERDEEN, Scotland | He has called his American media critics “disgusting” and “dishonest,” but across the Atlantic, Donald Trump has had no problem getting his views across in the press, thanks to a small local newspaper in the Scottish Highlands.

Eschewing more illustrious British outlets, the billionaire developer and Republican front-runner made his debut as a columnist Monday in The Press and Journal of this fishing and oil city on the North Sea coastline, where Mr. Trump has invested in a slew of luxury golf properties.

The paper usually features news about the local farming community and restaurant reviews — and now boasts the latest musings of The Donald. So far, his efforts are playing to mixed reviews among locals.

The paper claims that Mr. Trump’s contribution will be a regular and exclusive column on the race for the White House, splashing the Republican maverick’s face against the backdrop of the Stars and Stripes. In his maiden column, Mr. Trump argues that his experience of building luxury golf developments in Scotland and his fights against local residents and environmentalists have helped gird him for the race for the White House.

  • Patricia A Galle

    If you want to see the real Donald Trump, watch the documentary “You’ve Been Trumped” which is the real story of how he built his golf course in Scotland. He ruined natural dunes and bird sanctuaries, and anything else he didn’t like. The things he did to the poor people around him, who could not afford to fight him were enough to make you cry. He is the most selfish, hateful, indecent man I have ever seen. He thinks money makes him God. He cut off electricity and water and ruined drainage and now he is hated there. He is a narcissistic monster worse than Obama, and he is a Democrat as well.

  • Seedman

    Donald Trump is a soon to be seventy year old man whose mental acuteness is seriously waning. Draft dodger, immoral, who as Caleb Howe correctly diagnoses as one who uses psychological projection to deny his wickedness and blame shift with outlandish lies and voter pandering.

  • Harvey Thomas Creech

    If “the Donald” thinks that “his experience of building luxury golf developments in Scotland and his fights against local residents and environmentalists helped gird(prepare)him ” for his Presidential campaign, he’s even more deluded about his qualifications and preparedness than many of us anti-Trumpers had already determined.

    • nodo

      Well, maybe for the campaign but certainly not for the job of president. He does know how to manipulate the media to get free publicity (or maybe paid under the table?). Can’t imagine what all that has to do with being president of a still powerful nation.

    • pamela
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