Developer says ‘mum would have been proud’

By Ross Davidson

Published: 09/10/2010

Donald Trump revealed there were times he “probably should have given up” on his £750million golf resort at Aberdeenshire’s Menie Estate as he accepted his honorary degree yesterday.

But the businessman said he was determined not to and hundreds of letters of support from local residents persuaded him to press ahead with his plans after they were rejected in 2007.

Speaking at the ceremony at the Robert Gordon University, Mr Trump said he was honoured to be recognised by the “great university”, and compared the north-east institution to “the best university in the world”, the Wharton School in Pennsylvania where he studied.

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