[A report on the STV News website headlined Donald Trump claims advertising watchdog is 'protecting' Alex Salmond contains the following:]
American billionaire Donald trump has claimed the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banned one of his adverts “to protect Alex Salmond”.
In an advert, placed by Golf International Golf Links last year, the tycoon linked Alex Salmond’s stance on wind turbines to the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
The advert appeared in The Press and Journal and The Courier but was banned by the ASA as it was “misleading”.
Mr Trump said: “The ASA is only trying to protect Alex Salmond for the disgraceful decision to release terrorist, al-Megrahi - the Lockerbie bomber freed for humanitarian reasons.
“He killed 270 people and was supposed to live one week but lived two years. This is the same mind that is destroying Scotland with industrial wind turbines.” (...)
Mr Trump has already been criticised by a father who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie disaster.
Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died in the bombing in December 1988, said the tragedy had “no place in a confrontation between an entrepreneur who is interested in making money in Scotland and the government”.
Speaking in December he said: “We all know what Trump’s interest is and this is obviously to further his entrepreneurial practice.
“Donald Trump’s attempt to blacken the name of the Scottish Government and convince people the Highlands will turn into one vast wind park has very little to do with Lockerbie. Other than the government has refused a proper investigation into the issues.
“The discussion and investigation [about Lockerbie] has no place in a confrontation between an entrepreneur who is interested in making money in Scotland and the government who failed to investigate the infinitely more important questions over why people were killed in 1988.”