Donald Trump is a 66-year old business man and real estate magnate. He is president and chairman to 20,000+ employees of the Trump Organization; he is the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts; he is number 17 in Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List; he is rich, he is popular. His success could be attributed to his wise business decisions.
But why is he acting like a 6-year old?
Reportedly, Donald Trump has decided to cut ties with the centuries old distiller that has been supplying his resort with scotch whiskey only because they got chummy with his Scottish enemy.
One of the world’s largest whisky company, William Grant & Sons, voted Trump’s arch enemy Michael Forbes as a “Top Scot” in a ceremony sponsored by the company’s leading brand Glenfiddich.
Michael Forbes is the Scottish farmer who stood up to Trump and said “NO!” to Trump’s plan to build a golf course on his farmland. Forbes unabashedly told the real estate magnate to take his golf course some place else.
Trump, probably not used to being refused, took this to heart and listed Michael Forbes as one of the people he swears he’d forever hate.
Now that Forbes is awarded by the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, Trump is having a tantrum. Trump also now adds to his i-heart-to-hate-list the scotch whiskey company Glenfiddich.
Donald Trump: “I hereby call for a boycott on drinking Glenfiddich products because there is no way a result such as this could have been made by the Scottish people.”
“Glenfiddich is upset that we created our own single malt whisky using another distillery, which offers far greater products. People at our clubs do not ask for Glenfiddich..”
It’s amazing Trump hit two birds with one stone. He made two enemies at the price of one. And all because – despite all the properties he owns all over the world – he can’t have a piece of land in the outskirts of Scotland.
On the positive side, Trump has a new whisky to his name. If it tastes good, maybe we’re all the better for it.