Donald Trump says ‘good riddance’ to Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister RESIGNS

Donald Trump has slammed outgoing Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon following her resignation announcement.

The former US President called Sturgeon a “woke extremist” in a statement seen exclusively on GB News’ Farage.

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”.

“Good riddance to failed woke extremist Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland!” Trump said to GB News.

“This crazed leftist represents everything that is wrong with identity politics.”

The longest-serving – and first female – First Minister announced at a hastily arranged press conference that she will remain in office until the SNP chooses her replacement.

“I know in my head and heart that the time has come. “It’s right for me, my party, and my country,” she stated.

Sturgeon, who led the country through the coronavirus pandemic and the SNP to victories at the UK, Scottish, and local levels, acknowledged the “physical and mental impact” of the job.

“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.

“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 truth is that the answer is different.”

In recent months, the First Minister has faced a number of political challenges as her government attempted to push through gender reforms, only to have them blocked by Westminster.

She insisted that the controversy over a transgender double rapist being sentenced to a women’s prison “wasn’t the final straw,” but added that it is “time for someone else” to lead the party.

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