Scottish TV news 10 mns. ago and there was Donald Trump's bag carrier.
No not Salmond (the spiv), the other one, the wee swarthy Yank who looks as though he's about to make you an offer you can't refuse any minute now.
Here was the real picture of what Trump thinks about the 'wee spiv' and Scotland, this performance before the Holyrood committee could only be described as one of deliberate withering contempt.
You have to witness this confrontation to see the arrogance of these people and what they really think of Scots. A devastating slap in the face for Scotland's dignity, already damaged by the election of a leader who is a shifty con man.
This was not an American diplomat and consequently he shot from the hip, safe in the knowledge that Salmond can be bought and that Trump can pay the price.
When asked what his meeting with Salmond was about prior to the decision being called in he gave a breathtakingly insulting answer.
You need to have contempt for Scotland to say the following -
" the meeting was about procedure that's all, only a discussion about rules"
He went further with this gem
" I have no idea what Alex Salmond thinks about this project "
You need to read that last quote again to get the measure of what these people think of Salmond (the spiv) and Scotland.
These guys are 'rat race leaders' they took one look at Salmond (the spiv) and all their wheeling and dealing experience surfaced, they knew right away what they were dealing with, they had no trouble reeling him in.
If you need a parrallel think about Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont. Groucho - "if I pay you will you kiss me" ? - Margaret (outraged) "what kind of woman do you think I am " ? - Groucho - "We have already established what kind of woman you are, now we are arguing about your price" Poor old Scotland eh ?