Sunday, October 16, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon to Americans: Don’t vote for Donald Trump

‘I expect the people of the United States will have the good sense not to elect him,’ she said.

LONDON — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon urged Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton, saying she had been “horrified” by Donald Trump’s remarks throughout the presidential campaign.

Trump, whose mother was Scottish and who owns golf courses in Scotland, has talked proudly of his links to the country — yet the feeling is not reciprocated by Scotland’s political leadership.

“Would I be proud if Donald Trump became president? No. No,” Sturgeon told ITV’s Peston on Sunday.

“I hope Donald Trump doesn’t become president of the United States and I expect the people of the United States will have the good sense not to elect him,” Scotland’s first minister said.

It is unusual for a British political leader to express a preference for a candidate in the U.S. presidential election, but, Sturgeon said, “I’m not sure this is normal circumstances.”

Full story post http://www.politico.eu/article/nicola-sturgeon-to-americans-dont-vote-for-donald-trump/

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