Donald Trump shares unusual anecdote about Sean Connery as part of tribute to James Bond icon
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Donald Trump shares unusual anecdote about Sean Connery as part of tribute to James Bond icon

DONALD TRUMP has offered up a unique tribute to the late, great, James Bond actor Sean Connery.

Connery passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, at his home in the Bahamas this past Saturday.

In the wake of his death, stars from the world of film and beyond have been quick to pay tribute to the man who made 007 a cultural icon.

Eager to pay his own respects to the Oscar winner, Trump took to Twitter to share an anecdote about the time Connery once stepped in to help him get his plans for developing a golf course in Aberdeen approved.

He wrote: “The legendary actor, 007 Sean Connery, has past on to even greener fairways. He was quite a guy, and a tough character. ‘I was having a very hard time getting approvals for a big development in Scotland when Sean stepped in and shouted,“Let him build the damn thing”.

“‘That was all I needed, everything went swimmingly from there. He was so highly regarded & respected in Scotland and beyond that years of future turmoil was avoided.

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“Sean was a great actor and an even greater man. Sincere condolences to his family!”

Connery was indeed a vocal supporter of the plans.

However, according to the Mirror, the course eventually opened in 2010 after then-First Minister Alex Salmond decided to grant the planning permission he initially rejected, having been swayed by the promise of the jobs it would create.

Trump operates a similar golf and hotel resort in Doonbeg, Ireland.

The US President is not alone in paying tribute to Connery with the likes of Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan among those to issue statements following the 90-year-old actor’s sad passing.