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Trump Refers To Self As "Environmentalist," Draws Laughter

06/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

You know the green movement has reached its peak when Donald Trump proclaims himself an environmentalist.

Mr. Trump is trying to build a golf course on an unspoiled stretch of land in northern Scotland. Reflecting his usual penchant for modesty, Mr. Trump says the course will be the "best in the world," and far superior to the legendary courses at St. Andrews.

But his plan has run into problems with local officials. They're concerned it will wipe out some of the local wildlife, since the course would be built on sand dunes that are home to skylarks, kittiwakes, badgers and other critters. Aside from two golf courses, Mr. Trump's plan calls for 900 time-share apartments, a 450-bed hotel and 500 luxury homes.

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