DONALD Trump will need to build bridges – not walls – to make amends for his offensive comments during the election campaign, Gil Paterson has said.
The Clydebank and Milngavie MSP is speaking out after being asked by the Clydebank Post for a comment on the election of Mr Trump in the United States.
Mr Paterson said: “Donald Trump made a lot of promises during his election campaign to the American people — now that the Republicans also control the House of Representatives and Senate, let’s see what the president elect can deliver.
“My advice to Donald Trump would be that he needs to be more circumspect in terms of the language he uses. Instead of worrying about building a wall, he will first need to build enormous bridges to the many groups he offended, not just in the US but across the world.
“My hope is the new president does not pursue the policies against these groups he has upset, such as the temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the US and his great wall on the Mexican border. I see in the news the Muslim ban has been deleted from his website, so it may well be a sign of a more positive message - let’s hope so.”
Donald Trump was elected as 45th president of the United States of America on Tuesday, November 8, and will be sworn in next year in January.