ABERDEEN, Scotland (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Just hours after he was barraged with insults by Scottish netizens for falsely claiming that Scotland had voted to leave the European Union (EU), Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump threatened to pull out of his billion-dollar investment involving a 1,400-acre golf course and resort at Balmedie, just north of Aberdeen.
The Trump International Golf Links, Scotland (TIGLS) includes two 18-hole courses, a 5-star hotel, golf villas, holiday homes, and a golf academy. Trump claims it to be the world’s best golf course.
But after being subjected to the worst ridicule ever in his entire life, Trump said that he is now seriously considering abandoning the project altogether, and “let the Scottish people suffer the consequences of revenues and world stature in the field of golf.
The project was controversial from the very beginning. Many local folks and others across Scotland and the U.K. opposed the construction of the golf course and resort for environmental and historical reasons, while several families have resisted eviction from their long-held properties near the site of the resort.
The controversy was the subject of a 2011 documentary, “You’ve Been Trumped,” by British filmmaker Anthony Baxter.