My close encounters with elusive tycoon The Donald

By Nicola Barry

Published: 07/07/2010

EVER since the name Donald Trump was first uttered in Aberdeen, there has been an ungodly commotion. On both sides of the argument about his golf resort, people have behaved badly – a few spectacularly badly.

For a long time, I agreed with the detractors. Those who did not want Trump’s ambitious £2billion golf resort at the Menie Estate were voluble, to say the least.

As America's most flamboyant businessman and presenter of the US version of The Apprentice, Donald Trump is a household name – at least he is in the US. Not so much in Scotland, however.

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