Donald Trump has claimed that the late James Bond star Sir Shawn Connery took “steps” to help him get permission to plan a golf course in Scotland.
In tweets posted on Sunday, Dr. President of the United States Paying homage to the “legendary actor”, a keen golfer who died at the age of ol0 on Saturday, he added that he was “even past the Green Fareway (unknown)”.
Calling Original 007 “Quite a guy, and a tough character,” Mr. Trump said, referring to Sir Shawn as “fighting to get permission to plan for the controversial golf course at Turnberry.”
…. everything I needed was gone from there. He was so respected and revered in Scotland and avoided future turmoil. Sean was a great actor and a much bigger man. Heartfelt condolences to his family!
– Donald J. Trump (RealDonaldTrump) November 1, 2020
Before wishing “sincere sympathy” to Connery’s family after the death of the “great actor,” Mr. Trump added, “everything is” swimming from there. “
Mr. Trump posted tweets about Connery’s support just two days earlier US presidential electionWhere he faces the Democratic Challenger Joe Biden, Who led him to the White House polling station.
Canary had not previously publicly confirmed the claim, but Mr Trump said for the first time that the screen legend had helped him win development approval.
The pair knew each other and were photographed together at several events in New York in the early 2000s.
In 2018, Mr. Trump reportedly shared the story with the then prime minister Theresa May For a meal with their partners at Blenheim Palace.
According to The Sunday Times, President Trump said to Mrs. Mackay: “I met with James Bond and got all my approval. James Bond was better than my approved lawyer.”
Last month, Mr. Trump’s agency was granted permission to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, overcoming environmental objections.
The president, who has criticized former President Barack Obama for playing too much golf, has visited golf clubs more than 260 times since January 201, according to TrumpGalCount.com, which logs his gambling habits.
The website estimates the cost for U.S. taxpayers at 142 million (7 107 million).
Mr. Obama continues to campaign for his former vice president, Mr. Biden, before polling day ends.
His son Jason said Sir Shan died quietly in his sleep in Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday, where he was “sick for a while,” his son Jason said.
Another former bond, Pierce Brosnan – who starred in four 007 films – said he “casts a long shadow over the film’s splendor that will live on forever”.