Donald Trump makes a total buffoon out of himself yet again.
It's funny though.
"The outspoken businessman is giving his views to MSPs probing the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets.
Mr Trump is an outspoken critic of wind farms and bitterly opposes an offshore turbine development near the site of his golf course in Aberdeenshire.
He said: “This is a very, very serious problem that we are addressing. In my opinion, it is one of the most serious problems that Scotland will have or has had.”
He offered support to technologies such as wind and wave, but warned: “Wind turbines, made in China, are going to be the destruction - almost a total destruction - of your tourism industry.”
A survey for tourism body VisitScotland, published yesterday, found that four out of five people said wind farms do not affect their decisions over where to holiday in the UK.
The Scottish Government wants renewable energy sources to meet the existing demand for electricity by 2020.
But Mr Trump went on to tell MSPs: “Many countries have decided they don’t want wind, because it doesn’t work without massive subsidies, it kills massive amounts of birds and wildlife and there are lots of other reasons.
“It’s a very inefficient form of energy, it’s an energy that when you need it most you don’t get it because the wind isn’t blowing when you need it most.”
He claimed the subsidies needed to support wind power developments were “enormous” and added that wind farms were “so unattractive, so noisy, so ugly and so dangerous”.
Mr Trump continued: “If Scotland does this, I think Scotland will be in serious trouble.
“You will lose your tourism industry to Ireland and lots of other places that are laughing at what Scotland is doing.”
However, SNP MSPs on the committee pressed Mr Trump on his belief that wind farms would damage the tourism sector.
Chic Brodie said there had been a 9% increase in tourism visits to Scotland last year and pointed to research by VisitScotland in which 80% of people in the UK said the presence of a wind farm would not affect their decision
about where to stay when on a holiday or short break in Britain.
The South of Scotland MSP asked the US tycoon what analysis he had that “supports the assertions you have made against wind”.
But Mr Trump insisted he was “an expert on tourism”.
He told MSPs: “I have won many many awards over the last short period of time, let alone long period of time. My clubs are rated amongst the best in the world.
“I am an expert on tourism. If you dot your landscape with these horrible, horrible structures, you will do tremendous damage.”
Mr Brodie demanded Mr Trump produce “clinical evidence” to support his views.
However, the American insisted: “I am the evidence. I am an expert in tourism, I am considered a world-class expert in tourism, so when you say where is the evidence, I am the evidence.”"