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Trump’s Spat With Salmond Over Scots Wind Turbines Escalates

Donald Trump hailed Alex Salmond as an “amazing man” for championing the financial benefits of his golf resort in northeast Scotland. Now the two are at loggerheads over the linchpin of the Scottish leader’s economic policy as he strives to gain independence from the U.K.

The New York real-estate entrepreneur will tomorrow tell lawmakers at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh about his opposition to a proposed 230 million-pound ($371 million) experimental offshore wind farm in sight of the golf course he is opening in July. Trump’s warnings about the effect of the wind energy industry on tourism aren’t borne out by the facts, according to the government.