Rosie O’Donnell Trumps up Scots documentary

O'Donnell's spat with Trump began in 2006 (Picture by Fortune Live Media)

A SCOTTISH documentary about Donald Trump’s battle to build a golf course in Aberdeenshire has reignited his feud with a top US TV star.

Trump – whose new coat of arms for the course was finally unveiled today – has been locked in a war of words with Rosie O’Donnell since 2006.

O’Donnell, who appeared in the drama Nip/Tuck, appeared to take another swipe at her nemesis as she took to Twitter to promote the documentary You’ve Been Trumped.

The film chronicles Trump’s efforts to build a golf course on the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.

Trump revealed yesterday that he was suspending work on the project until a decision is made on a nearby windfarm, which he has branded “ugly”.

O’Donnell tweeted her support for You’ve Been Trumped, which will be screened inChicagoon Friday.

She said: “Just finished watching YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED – amazing new documentary – a must see 4 all.”

She also posted a Youtube link to the trailer for the film and added: “It is an amazing film.”


The documentary documents the confrontations between the course developers and their opponents.

Donald Trump's plans have been unpopular with locals (Picture by Gage Skidemore)

Local residents used cameras to record events and document their feelings about the development.

The film took more than a year to make and challenges the decision of the Scottish Government to allow the development.

O’Donnell will be present when the film is shown on Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, where she produces her own TV show.

Her battle with Trump began following the pardon of Miss USA winner Tara Conner for underage drinking and drugs offences.

She branded Trump a “snake-oil” salesman while he hit back calling her a “bully” and a “loser”.

The spat has flared up periodically with each making digs via TV and Twitter.

Yesterday, it emerged that Trump had finally been awarded a new Scottish coat of arms after a four year battle to earn the insignia.

He had previously fallen foul of ancient heraldic laws when he used the unofficial emblem to promote his controversial highlands golf course.


The billionaire was warned by the Court of the Lord Lyon -Scotland’s heraldic authority – that a law dating back to 1672 would disallow him to use the unregistered logo.

Trump was awarded a coat of arms after being told his original logo was illegal

But he has proudly unveiled the official coat of arms for the Trump International Golf Links Scotland.

Mr Trump is known for proudly speaking of Scottish roots, often referring to his Lewis-born mother.

Sarah Malone, executive vice-president of Trump International Scotland, said a lot of thought had gone into creating the emblem, which will officially represent the Scottish brand.

“The coat of arms brings together visual elements that signify different aspects of the Trump family heritage and importance of this project,” she said.

“The Lion Rampant makes reference to Scotland and the stars toAmerica.

“Three chevronels are used to denote the sky, sand dunes and sea- the essential components of the site- and the double-sided eagle represents the dual nature and nationality of Trump’s heritage.

“The eagle clutches golf balls making reference to the great name of golf, and the moto “Numquam Concedere’ is Latin for Never Give Up – Trump’s philosophy.”

She added: “We own a portfolio of outstanding golf courses and Trump International Golf Links,Scotland- a championship links course in the home of golf- is set to be the jewel in the crown.”


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  1. having just had Donald over in Scotland telling us how to run our own country he made a reference to his opinion that the new course would be “unique”. this has been confirmed inasmuch as it now appears thhe design requires the rough to be combed over the fairway whic you will agree is unique.

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