Trump Fences Scot's House, Bills Him for It

'I'm not paying any attention to it,' says golf course neighbor

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2011 2:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – Donald Trump is used to picking fights with the media, would-be apprentices, and the president of the United States, but now he's throwing daggers at quite a different target: David Milne, a Scottish neighbor of Trump's planned "best golf course in the world," who refuses to sell to the Donald. Trump's latest volley was to build a fence around Milne's house without permission, reports the Daily Record—then bill him $4,600 for half of it. "There is no way I'm going to pay it," says Milne. "As far as I'm concerned it's just another attempt to intimidate and bully me."

Trump has knocked Milne's house publicly as "ugly," and Milne is firing right back: "I priced the materials and I could put up the whole fence on my own for about ($1,300). It's made from the cheapest stuff available, but that's the kind of standard we've come to expect from Mr Trump and his organization." But Milne says he might not be the greatest of Trump's worries: The golf resort is behind schedule, he gleefully notes. "I think they've underestimated the Scottish weather."

Donald Trump swings a golf club in the sand dunes of the Menie Estate, on the Aberdeenshire coast, Scotland, May 27, 2010, the location of his planned $1.5 billion golf resort.   (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Donald Trump gestures in the sand dunes of the Menie Estate, on the Aberdeenshire coast, Scotland, May 27, 2010, the location of his planned $1.5 billion golf resort.   (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Donald Trump arrives at Aberdeen Airport. Turns out his private jet also bears his name.   (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Donald Trump after receiving an honorary award from Robert Gordon University on October 8, 2010 in Aberdeen, Scotland.   (Getty Images)
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