Friday, November 11, 2016

Scottish Leader Puts Trump On Notice In Model Response To His Win

WASHINGTON ― One of Britain’s most respected politicians says she acknowledges the election of future U.S. President Donald Trump but remains committed to challenging his excesses.

“During the campaign, I found so many of President-elect Trump’s comments to be deeply abhorrent, and I never want to be — I am not ever prepared to be — a politician who maintains a diplomatic silence in the face of attitudes of racism, sexism, misogyny or intolerance of any kind,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament on Thursday. “We hope that President-elect Trump turns out to be a president who is very different from the kind of candidate that he was and that he reaches out to those who felt vilified by his campaign.”

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