Alex Salmond has experience dealing with the Donald, having conducted business deals with him and backed for his plans to construct a golf course in Aberdeen, along the North Sea. There were a great deal of environmental concerns and skepticism about the jobs and housing promises years ago, but Salmond generated the local and political support necessary to start the construction project.
However, as Salmond stated in the interview for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Trump International Golf Links has been open for four years, and so far the promises of jobs, investments and tourism benefits have never come to fruition.
When asked about Trump’s popularity among the people of Scotland, Salmond stated that the mogul clocked in at “sub-zero.” This may not be terribly surprising in light of how the United Kingdom held a parliamentary meeting months ago mocking Trump, considering a ban of the candidate from their country due to his repeated inflammatory remarks.
Salmond conceded that it was not the Scots’ business to tell Americans who to vote for, but he seemed to imply that people shouldn’t be so willing to buy into his promises after the results of their international equivalents.
“A choice between sanity and insanity is another choice entirely,” Salmond said.
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