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It's a ginger battle royale. Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton has come out in support of the campaign to stop Donald Trump from building his billion-dollar golf resort near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Swinton lent her star power in favor of the four hold-outs who have refused to surrender their land to Trump's ambition. She compared the government attempt to push the landowners into selling their land to the notorious "Highland Clearances" of the 18th and 19th centuries when many tenants were pushed off their ancestral lands in favor of rich landowners.
As part of a statement quoted in Page Six, Trump claimed to have never heard of the actress and accused her of using the situation in order to get "some easy publicity for herself." It's a pretty silly claim given that the androgynous actress is notoriously reclusive. Trump also did some name dropping of his own saying that Sean Connery is in support of the project.