April 25, 2013
Scotland

Here’s Donald Trump’s anti-wind farm ad that was just banned in the UK for being misleading

Jim Edwards | Business Insider | April 24, 2013 | www.businessinsider.com

The British Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad created by Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course [1] criticizing wind farms.

Trump built a high-end links in Balmedie, Scotland, and fears that the arrival of wind turbines nearby will spoil the view [2].

So he took out this ad, which uses a photo of California, not Scotland, and suggests that Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond sympathizes with the Libyan terrorists who brought down a Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988:

trump-wind-ad [3]

The ASA ruled that the Lockerbie reference was OK but the claim that tourism would suffer was unsubstantiated, and the ad must never run again.

(The ASA “bans” a lot of ads in the UK [4], often for frivolous reasons.)


URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2013/04/25/heres-donald-trumps-anti-wind-farm-ad-that-was-just-banned-in-the-uk-for-being-misleading/


URLs in this post:

[1] banned an ad created by Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course: http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2013/4/Trump-International-Golf-Club-Scotland-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_217176.aspx

[2] fears that the arrival of wind turbines nearby will spoil the view: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/apr/24/donald-trump-trump-anti-windfarm-ads

[3] Image: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/trump-wind-ad.jpg

[4] ASA “bans” a lot of ads in the UK: http://www.businessinsider.com/american-apparel-ads-banned-in-the-uk-2013-4