Messages sent before his White House campaign show US president-elect harassing Alex Salmond over windfarms
Donald Trump harangued the former first minister of Scotland as Mad Alex and accused him of being on a march to oblivion in a series of increasingly angry and eccentric letters about windfarms he claimed were blighting his Scottish golf courses.
The correspondence with Alex Salmond, revealed by the Huffington Post after a freedom of information request, demonstrated that Trumps tone swung wildly between coaxing and threatening as he grew increasingly frustrated with his former allys refusal to change his policy on renewable energy.
Trump warned Salmond that his dream of Scottish independence would be gone with the wind if he continued to support windfarm developments, accusing the then leader of the Scottish National party of being hellbent on damaging Scotlands coastline.
In 16 published letters, only one of which Salmond replied to, Trump went on to insist that his own motives were to save Scotland and honour my mother, who was born on the Isle of Lewis before emigrating to the US in her early 20s.
Referring to windfarms as monsters, the series of letters suggests Salmond let them ruin the coastline of Sweden first, declaring that wind power doesnt work and warning him that your economy will become a third world wasteland that investors will avoid.