Scotland Takes On Donald Trump

Friday, March 29, 2013

Houses in Aberdeenshire (Scot Gotchi/flickr)

Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, and now he's courting it overseas. The real estate mogul has been engaged in a years-long battle with the residents of the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

In particular, a group of homeowners whose houses lie in the path of Trump's proposed golf resort. The residents have refused to budge since 2006, but now Trump's proposed "World's Greatest Golf Resort" has hit another snag: an offshore windfarm that will spoil views of the North Sea, one of the resort's major selling points. 

Anthony Baxter is the producer of the BBC documentary "You've Been Trumped," which chronicles the fight between Trump and the citizens of Aberdeen.


Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, is filling in as host all this week. Follow Todd on Twitter for the latest from Capitol Hill.

Guests:

Anthony Baxter

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Rupert Allman and Joseph Capriglione

Comments [3]

RAOUL from BEND, OREGON

If one believes building mega hotels or casino complexes intruding on stunning natural environments of planet complements the planet then one is dead wrong. Donald Trump is a disaster for planet earth. Hell, Scotland is just one area that the Trump ego is ruining, He is also ruining the the waterfront of Panama. This is a case were having too much money is a detriment to the planet. Why is this? Because, one can bribe anyone to promote bad products anywhere on the planet. Guys like Trump, trump nature..... period! Solution jail Mr. Trump or confine him to one of his Coops for life. Look what Mr. Trump has done to the Republican party..... he ruined the party too. This guy is a rolling disaster.

Mar. 29 2013 01:38 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

"Trump Trumped," I've always wanted to see that headline

Mar. 29 2013 10:49 AM
Brian Coleman from Boca Raton, Florida

For the past nine years my neighborhood in Boca Raton, Florida has been fighting to protect the Mizner Trail golf course from rezoning and the development of hundreds of townhouses on the fairways by Compson Development Corporation. Although the golf course was originally designated to remain as open space in the County's 1971 master plan, and deed restricted, developers have bought the golf course, closed it, allowed it become an eye soar and a nuisance for the home owners whose community the course meanders through. Our middle class community has had to organize, raise money and spend its time and energy to fight wealthy developers with well paid lobbyists, in a County where in the past six years four Palm Beach County Commissioners who have the power to change the zoning have gone to prison in a Federal corruption probe for taking over nine million dollars of kickbacks from developers for their votes on development projects.

Mar. 29 2013 10:12 AM

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