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Thursday
Aug022012

NY Times On "You've Been Trumped"

Stephen Holden previews the "unflattering" look at Donald Trump and the creation of Trump International Golf Links.

Donald Trump, the archvillain of Anthony Baxter’s documentary polemic, “You’ve Been Trumped,” is a man many people love to hate. In this unabashedly hostile portrait of a billionaire developer in action as he embarks on a grandiose new project in Scotland, Mr. Trump comes across as an insensitive, lying bully who will do whatever it takes to realize his dream of creating what he promises will be the world’s greatest golf resort.

The film is touring the U.S. in the coming weeks, and it'll be coming to my city in a few weeks. A review will be forthcoming.

Here is the latest trailer:

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Ach, the dune may yet have the final say.

We're a long way down the road since Aberdeenshire Council's whorish relationship with Donald Trump began. From Geoff's link, this is currently the part of the saga I'm most interested in ...

"... find out what the authority intends to do about the mounds of earth constructed next to residents‘ homes without planning permission by Trump’s contractors. What has the Clerk of Works been doing? (Request dates and times of visits.) What action has Aberdeenshire Council taken to halt illegal works? And what health and safety investigations have been ordered into the cutting off of water and electricity supplies to residents by Trump’s contractors?"

I seem to recall the then head greenkeeper got the sack because he refused to build one of those mounds.

As things stand at the moment, all Aberdeenshire Council have got to show from this debacle is a golf course. Nothwithstanding any environmental issues in regard to the dune itself, seems a very poor return for wrecking the lives of homeowners who are supposed to enjoy the same rights as any landowner in Scotland. Evidently not in Aberdeenshire though.
The Donald's Scottish golf course has been "trumped" by Cabot Links, the new course in Nova Scotia.
08.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
"The film is touring the U.S. in the coming weeks"

Is it a cartoon or an animated feature?
08.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterrb
Needs gold fixtures and large chandeliers.
08.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCOB
Geoff,

The reason he comes across as "an insensitive, lying bully" is because that is what he is. Some people will say he has raised large sums for important charities, and that is probably true, but does that give him a pass, like he thinks it should. His golf course in Scotland looks awesome, it really does, but this guy just doesn't get it and I hate to see his antics in the game and business of golf. I used to live in the Big Apple and it is amazing to hear the inside scoop on this guy involving business practices and ethics.
08.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
"the inside scoop on this guy involving business practices and ethics."

The guys I know who dealt with Trump in the "good old days" in NYC say he was the worst pay...his word was no good...just a low-life to deal with.
08.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterrb
I for one am very excited to see this. I think I'll check it out in NoHo, Geoff should we make an outing of it?...a la GCA?
08.3.2012 | Unregistered Commentergreg c
4 of my friends have just played the worlds finest golf course!
One described it as by far the best course he has played(he's played most of Scotland's best).The other 3 were less effusive.
One plays off plus 1 and the others are single figures.They played off the middle tees and lost 21 balls.Doesn't sound that great to me!!
Walkie-Talkie, How was the wind, how long was it from the middle tees, and what were the temperatures?

Stanley, I'm with you on Cabot Links. It's fun to play, spectacular to see, yet it seems to grow naturally out of the land.
08.4.2012 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
Is it necessary to build Golf courses by destroying beauty of nature? Moreover, You've Been Trumped movie also stated Donald harassed people who protested against his business. More details are here - http://www.rosebudmag.com/truth-squad/donald-trump-scotland-movie-developer-environment
08.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnthonyBrown

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