Analysis | Trump has a long history of responding to loss with anything but grace

December 7, 2020 ☼ trump

Source: The Washington Post - Link

The first time a nation’s voters rebuked Donald Trump, the affront occurred in Scotland, not the United States.

Trump purchased land near the city of Aberdeen in 2006 with the goal of building two golf courses and a luxury hotel. In short order, those plans encountered opposition from local residents, opposition that increased when local leaders several years later authorized the use of eminent domain to seize several private properties.

One farmer, Michael Forbes, put up a more robust fight. In 2012, he described his first meeting with Trump on a beach near the developer’s eventual property.

“He was being all nicey, nicey and talking about how successful he was and how much money he had,” Forbes said. “That was it for me. I took an instant dislike to him.”

The behavior goes way back.