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Donald Trump loses bid to block wind farm near his Scottish golf resort

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond called Donald Trump 'three times a loser' on Wednesday after Britain's Supreme Court threw out the billionaire's bid to stop an offshore wind farm being built near his Scottish golf resort.
Donald Trump, who is in the running to become the Republican nominee for president, has lost his legal challenge to block a wind farm near his Scottish golf resort. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond called Donald Trump "three times a loser" on Wednesday after Britain's Supreme Court threw out the billionaire's bid to stop an offshore wind farm being built near his Scottish golf resort.

Salmond made his comment on Twitter and added in a statement: "These proceedings have been dragged out for years through three successive court judgments by Donald Trump as he tried to stop an offshore Aberdeen wind turbine ..."

"In doing so he has at best postponed, and at worst jeopardized, a vital 200 million pound ($413 million Cdn) boost for the economy of the North East of Scotland."

Salmond, who as former First Minister was cited in Trump's legal actions, also referred to the U.S. Republican presidential front runner's comments on Mexican immigrants and Muslims, which have drawn widespread condemnation.

Salmond concluded: "His behaviour and comments are unlikely to attract the votes of many Mexican Americans or Muslim Americans. Given his treatment of Scotland, Scots American are likely to join the ever growing list of people alienated by Trump."

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