Donald Trump scolds 'failed woke extremist' Nicola Sturgeon after SNP leader's resignation

Donald Trump scolds 'failed woke extremist' Nicola Sturgeon after SNP leader's resignation
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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 15/02/2023

- 20:06

The former US President took aim at the Scottish first minister in a statement sent exclusively to GB News

Donald Trump has hit out at outgoing Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after she announced her resignation.

In a statement, exclusively seen on GB News’ Farage, the former US President took aim at Sturgeon, dubbing her a “woke extremist”.


Trump took aim at Sturgeon after she announced she will stand down after eight years as First Minister, telling a press conference “the time is now”.

Trump told GB News: “Good riddance to failed woke extremist Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland!

“This crazed leftist symbolises everything wrong with identity politics.”

The longest-serving – and first female – First Minister told a hastily arranged press conference she will remain in office while the SNP selects her successor.

“In my head and in my heart I know that time is now. That it’s right for me, for my party and my country,” she said.

Sturgeon, who guided the nation through the coronavirus pandemic and led the SNP to repeated election victories at UK, Scottish and local level, acknowledged the “physical and mental impact” of the role.

Donald Trump has hit out at Nicola Sturgeon
Donald Trump has hit out at Nicola Sturgeon
Image: PA

“If the question is: can I battle on for another few months? Then the answer is yes, of course I can,” the 52-year-old said.

“Since my very first moments in the job I have believed a part of serving well would be to know almost instinctively when the time is right to make way for someone else,” she said from her residence at Bute House in Edinburgh.

The statement from Mar-a-Lago was exclusively passed to GB News' Nigel Farage
The statement from Mar-a-Lago was exclusively passed to GB News' Nigel Farage
Image: GB News

“But if the question is: can I give this job everything it demands and deserves for another year, let alone for the remainder of this parliamentary term, give it every ounce of energy that it needs in the way that I have strived to do every day for the last eight years? The answer honestly is different.”

The First Minister has suffered a series of political challenges in recent months as her Government sought to push through gender reforms, only for them to be blocked by Westminster.

She insisted the row surrounding a transgender double rapist being sent to a women’s jail “wasn’t the final straw”, but said it is “time for someone else” to lead the party.


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