On Sunday, we saw Donald Trump fire Penn Jillette on Celebrity Apprentice, and today he blasted wind energy in Scotland.
Addressing the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Trump shared his concerns over a proposed offshore wind turbine being built near his $1.2 billion golf resort in Aberdeenshire, saying that it would destroy tourism in the country.
The Donald says he has no problem with wind energy farms — as long as they are in industrial locations.
“I don’t think you should ruin your country side,” Trump said. “I don’t think you should ruin the looks and the great beauty of Scotland, which is one of its great assets, if not its single greatest asset.”
“If you dot your landscape with these horrible, horrible structures, you will do tremendous damage,” added Trump, calling himself “a world class expert in tourism.”
According to the BBC, by 2020, Scottish ministers want to use renewable energy to meet current electricity demands. Click to view the recorded hearing from the BBC.
Here’s a look at the Donald in Scotland speaking with the Scottish Parliament about wind farms and tourism.