Donald Trump is ‘misogyny at its worst’ says Sturgeon

The SNP leader encouraged Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton, saying ‘these are not normal times’

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said Donald Trump’s recently published comments about women "misogyny at its worst.”

“I'm horrified not just at the comments he has made,” she told Sky News. “But also the dismissal of that kind of language and those kind of attitudes as just locker room banter. That is really misogyny at its worst and I think we have all got to stand up against that.”

Last week a 2005 recording of Trump was leaked in which he boasts of using his fame to sexually assault women. “When you’re a star, they just let you do it,” he is heard saying. “You can do anything you want. You can grab them by the p***y.”

He has since dismissed the comments as “locker room talk” but not before many of his Republican Party backers have withdrawn their backing of him.

Earlier in the day she told ITV’s Robert Peston: “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.

“It’s not usually politic for the leader of one government to comment on the election in another country but I’m not sure this is normal circumstances.

“This is America’s election, it’s up to the people of America to choose but it has implications for the rest of the world.”

She also said she would be “proud” to “look at America electing the first female president of America” in Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.