‘I owe her’ Sturgeon grins with Clinton as SNP leader heaps praise on Hillary and Merkel : EXPRESS

NICOLA Sturgeon has met with Hillary Clinton and claimed she “owes” the failed presidential candidate a “debt of gratitude”.

The SNP first minister caught up with Clinton at the Women in the World summit in New York after calling the former Democratic candidate a “trailblazer”.

Sturgeon, who described Trump’s historic victory as a blow to gender equality last year, went on to claim Clinton’s presidential run was hit by an “air of misogyny”.

The First Minister said: “Observing the race from afar, in many respects I found it quite dispiriting.

“The whole tenor of the campaign seemed quite dispiriting.

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Sturgeon heaped praise on Merkel and Clinton at the Women in the World event

“The way Hillary was talked about and treated had an air of misogyny about it that I wanted to believe we had moved on from.

“That race illustrated that we hadn’t moved far enough from that.”

She added: “Hillary has been a trailblazer for women in politics, whatever you think about her politics.

“I find many of her qualities so admirable. She has made it easier for women like me in politics.

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