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Donald Trump, tycoon, property developer bankruptcy expert, became officially entitled to use the title “Doctor” on October 8, when he was presented with a degree in business administration by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in honor of his “business acumen”.
After picking up the honorary title, Mr/Dr Trump, whose company is controversially building a golf course on the Menie dunes in Aberdeenshire, went outside and waved the scroll around.
However, despite saying what a great honour it was to have the title of Doctor bestowed upon him, he was soon suggesting that a somewhat more prestigious honorific would perhaps be more fitting.
“A lot of people have asked me to run for President,” he said, “and until recently I would have no interest but someone has to do something. Obama is having a hard time. The US is a great country but it’s not doing very well. It should be doing much better and with proper leadership it would do unbelievably well.”
David Kennedy, a former head of the university, said that Trump ignored the local planning committee to build the golf resort near the residential Menie Estate north of Aberdeen.
“That is not the work of an honorable businessman,” Kennedy said. “The university should be bestowing honorary degrees to people who are honorable, respected for their contribution to society and most importantly a role model for the students. Donald Trump is none of these.”