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Joe Biden was called as the winner of Pennsylvania on Saturday, which saw him secure the 270 electoral college votes needed to unseat Donald Trump. But Mr Trump said in a statement he considers the election “far from over” as he repeated unsubstantiated claims of fraudulent ballots and vowed to press ahead with legal action.
Taking to Twitter, the SNP Westminster leader attacked Mr Trump saying: “You lost, get over it, show some grace, congratulate the winner.
“That’s the right thing to do.
“Democracy is a wonderful thing, embrace it.
“When you have congratulated @JoeBiden you can leave the Whitehouse, perhaps even in dignity.
“You will have plenty time to go on a course!”
However, critics have ridiculed his comments claiming no one cares what he thinks.
One said: “Such an ironic tweet if only the SNP had done that in 2014, accepted the will of the Scottish people, and worked constructively with Westminster to make Scotland a better place.
A second said: “Well I just spat my coffee out at that one. ‘Respect democracy’
A third said: “Pot Kettle pal. Remind me what happened in 2014?” referring to the 2014 independence vote when the majority of Scots voted No to independence.
A final person quipped: “Pot kettle Blackford.”
But an indy supporter said: “You’ll have to remind me…who do the Scottish people keep electing into office and what is their core manifesto pledge?
“Seems pretty democratic to me that they do what the people of Scotland vote them in to do.”
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Mr Blackford also congratulated Mr Biden and running mate Kamala Harris on their election victory, saying it “gives great hope to progressives here in Scotland and around the world”.
He continued: “The integrity of democracy demands this result is recognised in America and internationally.
“The Prime Minister must arrange an early call with President-elect Biden to officially acknowledge this result and congratulate him on a historic achievement.
“In the UK, Boris Johnson must reflect on his own reputation as ‘Britain Trump’.
“His extreme Brexit policies, and decision to align himself so closely with the narrow politics of Donald Trump have left the Tory Prime Minister increasingly isolated on the world stage.”
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement.
“The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”
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