Anyone looking for a clear illustration of Donald J. Trump's character as a human being. The reliance one may place upon his promises. Or even his judgement and insight as a businessman. Take a very clear look at his recent history in a nation he claims as part of his ancestral heritage: Scotland. Trump's history with Scotland doesn't go back that far. But in 2006 he bought the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, with the intention of building a golf course and resort there. The problem was that the estate was located among a series of dunes that were protected by environmental laws, and had been used by ramblers and ordinary Scots for millennia. Getting permission to bulldoze the dunes and fence out the walkers would require the cooperation of Scottish Government officials. So Donald J. Trump resorted to his usual strategy: Lying and boasting. He promised to build "the greatest golf resort in the world", he promised "6,000" jobs. And he found a willing audience in (among others) Alex Salmond, who was at that time advocating for Scottish Independence. (Mr. Salmond should have taken a closer look at Trump's views on Scottish independence at the time, but that's a discussion for another day.) How did things work out? In a word: A Disaster. How many jobs have been created by Trump's golf course? About 150. A minuscule fraction of the "6,000" he promised. But that only scratches the surface of Trump's crimes inflicted upon Scotland's people; its culture; and it's economy. Let's start with the trivial. When Trump unveiled his plans for his golf resort, he included what he termed the "Trump Family Crest" - complete with an eagle grasping golf balls and a series of chevronels. The problem: Scotland has laws regarding Heraldry. You can't just make stuff up. Scotland has a College of Arms (technically the Court of the Lord Lyon). It took four years and the payment of several thousand dollars before the Court granted Trump's request for a family crest. No big deal, right? Maybe so. But how did things work out for the local people who'd been walking along Menie's dunes? Not so great. In fact, Trump's minions installed an illegal video surveillance system and sought the prosecution of a Scottish grandmother who needed to urinate (discretely) in the dunes while hiking. But probably the greatest example of Trump sheer unmitigated stupidity, mendacity, and hatefulness has to be the fight he picked with William J. Grant & Sons, the maker of leading single-malt Scotch Glenfiddich. Glenfiddich sponsors an annual survey in Scotland to choose the "Top Scot." And in 2012 Scots selected Michael Forbes, a property owner who had resisted Trump's attempts to seize his land, for that honor. Trump responded with the sort of petulant, childish spite that is characteristic of his defective personality. A Twitter storm. The fights that Trump has picked in Scotland are emblematic of the sort of lying, deceitful, disrespectful, and utterly horrible human being he is. Take a good look at the promises that Trump made to Scots about jobs. About economic growth. About Scottish heritage and national pride. And then take a look at the way he spat in their faces. Think Trump is going to bring coal mining jobs back to West Virginia? Think Trump is going to beat China with his great trade deals? Think Trump's wall is going to get built? Ask a Scotsman for how far you can believe, or trust, Donald J. Trump.