Donald Trump has said that Humza Yousaf will “do a lot better” than Nicola Sturgeon in his role as First Minister while on his trip to Scotland.
The former US president sat down with Nigel Farage on GB News while visiting his Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire.
Speaking about Scotland, Trump said he did not think that Sturgeon loved her country.
When asked by Farage about Sturgeon’s handling of the Isla Bryson case, the transgender woman who was convicted of raping two women before her transition from a man, Trump said: “I think a lot of countries have had enough of it, what’s going on.
“I know that case, and I thought it was terrible, and I guess it helped ruin her career.
“I think she had other reasons also, but I just felt she didn’t love Scotland.”
Farage went on to say: “Humza Yousaf, the new First Minister, was asked about your trip and he said ‘I don’t think he’ll be rushing to meet me. I would find it difficult, I have to say, to meet him without raising the significance of concerns I have at the remarks he’s made in the past.”
The former White House incumbent denied he was “anti-Muslim” following comments he had previously made about London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Speaking about Yousaf, Trump said: “I don’t know him. I hope he’s going to do a great job and I’m sure he’s going to be a lot better than Sturgeon.”
During the interview, the 76-year-old also accused his successor Joe Biden of disrespecting the King by opting not to attend the upcoming coronation.
Trump speculated that the 80-year-old White House incumbent would be “sleeping” at his American home instead of taking up the invitation to be at the Westminster Abbey ceremony on Saturday.
The billionaire businessman added that his Democrat rival was not physically up to being the country’s leader.
During the interview, he predicted that he had a “very good chance” of winning the next election if he secures the Republican nomination to take on Biden.
On international issues, the former Western leader said he would be able to put a stop to the Ukraine conflict in a single day if he wins power again.
He also suggested Russian president Vladimir Putin would not have decided to invade Ukraine if he had still been in the White House, claiming he knew the Kremlin leader “very well” and that he “never mentioned” wanting to attack Kyiv.
“If I were president, I will end that war in one day,” Trump continued.
“It’ll take 24 hours. I will get that ended. It would be easy.
“That deal would be easy. A lot of it has to do with the money. That war has to be stopped. It is a disaster.”