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Trump promises not to evict Scots

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05:11 PM ET 02.02 |

As you may remember from past posts, the Donald's plan to build a Trump-tastic course in Aberdeen has been lambasted by a group of both local residents and celebrities including Queen guitarist Brian May. The latest rumor was that some home owners would be forced to sell their property (against their own wishes) in order to make the course a reality. As Aberdeen's Press and Journal reports, that's at least one complaint against Trump that can be dropped.

Donald Trump has lifted the eviction threat hanging over families living around his planned 750 million pound Scottish golf resort - declaring that he will not ask for compulsory purchase orders to be used against them.

After nearly two years of speculation, the US developer has said he will not request local government intervention to secure four homes - Mill of Menie, Menie Fishing Station, Hermit Point and Leyton Cottage - which he has included in his plans for the Menie Estate, in Aberdeenshire.

Mr Trump was granted planning permission to add the properties to his proposals in May 2009, despite the absence of an agreement to buy them.

However, he insisted that talk of compulsory purchase orders, or CPOs, should be shelved while his team negotiated with the owners.

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February 2, 2011  10:44 PM ET

He's fallen under the spell of the Scottish Curse.

February 3, 2011  10:42 AM ET

What an ego on this guy. Nice picture, clearly designed to make him look tall. Napoleon complex.

February 3, 2011  12:23 PM ET

elohssa na tahw.

February 3, 2011  02:34 PM ET

I really hate it when people won't sell me their estates so i can build my $750 million pound golf course-it gets me ticked every single time...

February 3, 2011  03:28 PM ET

He has all that money and he can't do a thing with his hair? He is a bag of wind. I think the Scots need to send him packing. He has a lot of nerve but i guess if you have as much money as he does, you can act like and ahole and get away with it.

February 3, 2011  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What an ego on this guy. Nice picture, clearly designed to make him look tall. Napoleon complex.

That's the one thing that really sticks out isn't it? I've always thought he had an ego bigger than the titanic.

He's just a clown. Everyone knows that.

He's got all the gravitas of a marshmallow.

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February 4, 2011  07:40 PM ET

He's done.

When Queen guitarist Brian May lambasts you, you've had it.

February 5, 2011  10:34 AM ET

I sense he's going to be Hank "thewhore" Haney's next project after he gets done with Rupert Murdoch's principal nut case. Then he can line up Ann Coulter and Ted "Oh, I wasn't in the war was I" Nugent.

February 6, 2011  06:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I sense he's going to be Hank "thewhore" Haney's next project after he gets done with Rupert Murdoch's principal nut case. Then he can line up Ann Coulter and Ted "Oh, I wasn't in the war was I" Nugent.

Ha ! But lets be fair- if the world was an apocolyptic waste land and a gopher went scurrying accross the waste land who better to sling an arrow into it and cook it the Ted?

February 6, 2011  06:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's done.When Queen guitarist Brian May lambasts you, you've had it.

he is a "Killer"

February 7, 2011  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He is a bag of wind. I think the Scots need to stick a clarinet up his arse and use him for a bagpipe.

fixed it for you.

February 8, 2011  12:48 PM ET
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elohssa na tahw.

Completely agree

February 11, 2011  06:15 PM ET

meh

 
February 19, 2011  05:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Guess which one is Donald.

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