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Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He took charge of his family's real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan.

The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $3.1 billion.

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Donald Trump golf course to escape 'timid' Scottish Government land reforms

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Donald Trump’s controversial Aberdeenshire golf course will be able to dodge “timid” SNP reforms to land ownership in Scotland, it’s been claimed.Labour MSP Mercedes Villalba has accused Scottish ministers of bowing to super-wealthy landowners with watered-down plans that won’t break the rich’s stranglehold on Scotland.It comes as it emerged a group representing the biggest posh estates has lobbied the government about its proposals more than half a dozen times in the last year.Scottish Labour’s Villalba wants to see a “presumed limit” of 500 hectares on large landholdings set in the upcoming Land Reform Bill.That would mean any area bigger than this would be subject to a “public interest test” - to check if there’s a good reason for the land to be held in a parcel that size or if it would be better to break it up or transfer it to community ownership.At 560 hectares, the Trump International Golf Links in Menie would face the test under Villalba’s counter-proposals.The course, built by the former US president’s company in 2012, has been accused of wrecking the surrounding environment, including protected sand dunes.However, the Record understands the Scottish Government will push ahead with plans for a 3000-hectare limit - far larger than recommended by many conservation and community groups.North East MSP Villalba hit out: “The Scottish Government’s proposals for land reform are far too timid and will have little impact.“They’ll only apply to land over 3000 hectares – that’s almost six times the size of Trump International - and they won’t apply to existing holdings, like his.”Villalba last week wrote to Rural Affairs and Land Reform Secretary Mairi Gougeon to demand “clarity” on the government’s plans - after Humza

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