In a series of tweets, two days prior to the US election, Trump paid tribute to Connery, saying he was “highly regarded and respected in Scotland and beyond”.
But his claim that Connery stepped in and shouted “let him build the damn thing” in connection with a big development is likely to raise eyebrows in Scotland.
He tweeted that “everything went swimmingly” with his development plans after initially “having a very hard time getting approvals”.
The pair did know each other. Connery and Trump were photographed together at several events in New York, including the Johnnie Walker Dressed to Kilt fashion show in the early 2000s.