Donald Trump breaks Scottish law ... from 1672


In my weekly quest to find at least one bloggable item to serve a vehicle for mocking Donald Trump, I bring you this: Donald Trump runs afoul of 1672 Scottish law.

It seems that the Donald has been using an emblem with three lions and a fist holding an arrow to promote his proposed golf resort in northeast Scotland. The problem is that there's a Scottish law from 1672 that says you can't use a coat of arms without registering it.

According to the Associated Press, Heraldry expert (!) Hugh Peskett said authorities have the right to fine Trump or destroy the emblems unless he pays a registration fee of $1,700: "The Lord Lyon may not have used its powers in decades, but he has the power to send the boys round and go in and smash up any of these coats of arms."

I'd like to see Donald's comb-over sentenced to a lengthy stay in a Scottish penitentiary. Trump's people say he will register the coat of arms and pay the fee. Glad to see the Scots taking a stand against this clown.