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Trump Golf Course Wall-Stalled by Irish, too

Trump Golf Course Wall-Stalled by Irish, too
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By    |   Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:41 AM

Donald Trump wants to wall-off Mexico, but he can’t even build a wall for his Ireland golf course, according to Politico.

The presumptive Republican nominee began his presidential campaign with a dramatic proposal: build a "big, beautiful wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border. The billionaire developer began planning to build "coastal protection" for his Doughmore beach golf course in Doonbeg, Ireland, in February 2014. Since then, it has evolved into a proposed rock wall stretching for two miles.

Trump’s 1,000-mile wall separating America from Mexico can be built easily, he claims. But the former reality televisions star has faced numerous setbacks in his attempts to erect the much less ambitious erosion barrier for his golf course in County Clare.

"No matter what you do, if you want to build a fence in the middle of a field, somebody just objects to it," Trump's son, Eric, told Politico. "It’s the way the world works."

Who objects to Trump’s Irish wall? Environmentalists, beachgoers, and a local group of surfers, who fear that once the wall is built, Trump will find a way to keep locals off the beach.

Trump bought the property in the winter of 2014 for $12 million and immediately faced flooding. To combat this, the Trumps brought in dump trucks full of stones to shore up the beachfront. When the Clare County Council heard about this, they sent a representative to serve Trump with an enforcement notice, which warned the course owner that he faced an injunction if he tried to make any more unauthorized renovations.

"If such works could not be undertaken, they stated that the course would need to be closed with the loss of 350 jobs," Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. warned the council, according to notes from the meeting.

The notes go on to mention that "it was at all times stressed to the Trumps that all works need to be undertaken in compliance with the law, due process and existing permissions."

Trump, climate change skeptic, claims he needs the wall to protect his golf course from "global warming and its effects," according to Politico

Climate change also threatens his private club Mar-a-Lago, located in Palm Beach, Florida. The reports that in 30 years time, the property could be under a foot of water most days of the year.

"You can't really build a wall around it. It will just come up from below," Jim Cason, mayor of nearby Coral Gables told the Guardian.


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