Selina Scott takes another swing at Donald Trump

At the time, it was hailed as a hard-­hitting documentary that called into question the business practices of one of the world’s richest men.

Now, 15 years after Selina Scott’s film about property tycoon ­Donald Trump aired on ITV, the former newsreader has returned as a thorn in the side of the man who rejoices in the absurd moniker ‘The Donald’.

As fellow presenter Emily ­Maitlis’s film on Trump — which adopted a more softly, softly approach — was screened on BBC Two last night, Scott has made a dramatic ­intervention to prevent Trump from developing a ­£1billion golf course in one of Scotland’s most scenic beauty spots.

After she learnt that bulldozers had been sent in to the site on ­Friday, she sent a message of ­support to rebel landowner Mike Forbes, who has stubbornly refused to sell his home and land in the middle of Trump’s proposed ­development north of Aberdeen.

Scott, 59, called Forbes at his home over the weekend to say she is backing his resistance to the plans of Trump, 64 — who hosts the U.S. version of TV show The Apprentice. She asked if she could be involved in his campaign to preserve the area, which is said to have the most picturesque sand dunes in Britain.

Scott — whose family hails from north of the border — tells me: ‘It saddens me that Scotland, a proud ­country which has struggled to have a voice, hands over a precious piece of its countryside to an American property developer.

‘What does it say about Scotland that it can allow one of its most precious landscapes to be destroyed for an American ­developer’s profit? Does Scotland need another golf course — and one sited on the fog-bound coast of northern Aberdeen?’

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