Wed 9 Nov, 2016

We cannot allow such a dangerous and deluded individual to have his behaviour normalised out of diplomacy. Patrick Harvie MSP

Responding to the election of Donald Trump as US President, Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:

"The election of a racist, sexist bully to the White House is profoundly depressing and will be ringing alarm bells across the world. Scots have been clear in their distaste for Trump and the First Minister has echoed those feelings.

"A year ago after relentless pressure from Greens the First Minister cancelled Trump's Global Scot ambassador status. Although Nicola Sturgeon has said the ties between Scotland and the US will endure, she must be clear that a racist, sexist bully is not welcome in Scotland even if he is US President.

"We cannot allow such a dangerous and deluded individual to have his behaviour normalised out of diplomacy. He needs to get the message from Scotland loud and clear that he will not be extended any courtesies as he has shown zero respect himself."


Patrick Harvie calls for Donald Trump’s membership of the GlobalScot Network to be revoked, February 2012

Complaint by Donald Trump against "blasphemous" Patrick Harvie rejected as irrelevant and inadmissible by public standards watchdog, June 2012

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