Yes, Americans can be awarded coats of arms. However, in Donald Trump's case, it required a four year battle to earn the insignia.
Trump has won the right to use a coat of arms to advertise his Scottish golf resort. Trump is known for proudly speaking of Scottish roots, often referring to his Lewis-born mother.
You can read more in the Deadline News at http://goo.gl/NBh86 and at the Mail Online at http://goo.gl/I2tXH.
Reminder: You are never allowed to claim a coat of arms as your own unless you have been awarded official (written) permission to do so. Just ask Donald.
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