Apprentice hosts Trump and Lord Sugar in dispute over wind farms
Lord Sugar has been engaged in a bitter spat with Donald Trump after the American billionaire derided the UK Government for its expansion of wind farms in Scotland.
During a heated twitter squabble, the pair, who host the UK and US versions of the Apprentice TV show, strayed far from their original altercation, with Sugar boasting of more followers on the social media site and Trump claiming without the Apprentice Sugar would “be nothing.”
The original tweet by Trump, who has been a longstanding opponent to the proposed turbines off the Aberdeenshire coast which will overlook his newly-opened golf course, said:
“How can George Osborne reduce UK debt while spending billions to subsidise Scotland’s garbage wind turbines that are destroying the country? You’re all wrong — check the facts! UK is massively subsidising Scotland’s wind turbines & the people don’t want them.”
Sugar responded: “Scottish don’t want wind turbines……..I think you have that wrong . The Scottish don’t want you!”
Trump insisted: “If you think ugly windmills are good for Scotland you are an even worse businessman than I thought…… and, in my opinion, should not be doing The Apprentice.”
Sugar defended the proposed wind farm: “Well you have NO SAY in that. The British like me not you…the ugly windmills will bring more revenue and green power to Scotland than your golf project.”
The pair went on to trade fierce insults, with Sugar saying Trump was “full of sh*t” and Trump bizarrely ordering “drop to your knees, Sugar and say thank you, Mr. Trump.”
Piers Morgan also decided to make his voice heard on the issue.
The CNN chat-host Piers Morgan got involved commenting: “Don’t wish to interfere obviously @realDonaldTrump – but it may be time to fire @Lord_Sugar from YOUR show for his impertinence?”
Sugar responded: “@realDonaldTrump @piersmorgan you are full of sh.. Trump you have no power over the UK Apprentice, just like the Scottish people.”