Patrick Harvie has said that Nicola Sturgeon must make it clear to Donald Trump that he is not welcome in Scotland following his victory in the US election.

The Scottish Green's leader said Mr Trump's shock win was 'sickening' and branded the new President elect a 'racist, sexist bully'.

The Republican, who was stripped of his Global Scots Ambassador role last year, secured victory after winning key swing states, including North Carolina, Ohio and Florida.

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond has previously called for him to be banned from Scotland.

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Mr Harvie said: "The election of a racist, sexist bully to the White House is profoundly depressing and will be ringing alarm bells across the world. Scots have been clear in their distaste for Trump and the First Minister has echoed those feelings.

"A year ago after relentless pressure from Greens the First Minister cancelled Trump's Global Scot ambassador status. Although Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the US will endure, she must be clear that a racist, sexist bully is not welcome in Scotland even if he is US President.

"We cannot allow such a dangerous and deluded individual to have his behaviour normalised out of diplomacy. He needs to get the message from Scotland loud and clear that he will not be extended any courtesies as he has shown zero respect himself."

In a statement the First Minister said that the result was 'not the outcome' she had hoped for, adding that the verdict of the American people must be respected. She also urged Mr Trump to reach out to those who felt marginalised by his campaign."

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Mr Trump's unexpected victory has sent shockwaves across the world, with many Scottish politicians and celebrities expressing their dismay at the result.

Kezia Dugdale said: "Like countless people in Scotland, the UK, and across the globe I watched with great sadness as the results from the presidential election came in.

"While we must all respect the result of this democratic contest, today is a dark day for those of us who believe in compassion, tolerance and equality.

"Donald Trump was responsible for a hate-filled campaign that was dominated by lies, misogyny and racism. As president-elect, he now has a responsibility to America and the world to heal the deep divisions he has caused.

"Across the US, there will be women, gay people and Muslims who will now be incredibly worried about the direction of their country, but there will also be countless working-class Americans who will be hurting today. They all need reassurances that I very much hope will be forthcoming from the Republican Party.

"I was a great admirer of Hillary Clinton, and campaigned for her in America so I personally feel heartbroken by this result. I believe Hillary would have been a great president - the most qualified female presidential candidate ever has been defeated by the least-qualified male candidate ever.

"But the United States and Scotland share a rich history and friendship between our people. That will not be swept away by one election result."

Ruth Davidson said that Mr Trump's victory was not the result she wanted.

The Scottish Conservative leader said: "It's not the result I wanted but we now have to hope that President Trump turns out to be a different man to candidate Trump.

"Mr Trump tapped into the disaffection we are seeing across the world right now due to economic uncertainty. That's not something we can ignore.

"Those of us who believe open, western values are the best way to provide economic security for people now have to redouble our efforts to show they deliver for people."

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However, the result was welcomed by some politicians, with David Coburn claiming Mr Trump's election would "speed up" the Brexit process.

Meanwhile, Americans studying in the UK say they have been left feeling "betrayed" following Mr Trump's victory.

More than 1,000 students from the University of Edinburgh packed into the centre of the Scottish capital on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to watch the battle unfold at an event dubbed by organisers as "the largest US election night party in the UK outside of London".

The sold-out event in Potterrow, organised by Edinburgh University North American Society and the Edinburgh Political Union, saw TV screens beaming results live from across the Atlantic with experts from the school of history providing analysis on the results throughout the night.

However, the atmosphere, which started with optimism and excitement, turned to one of disbelief as results began pouring in from across the pond.

Wendy Toscano, 25, from Texas, who is a marketing student at the university, said: "I feel a bit betrayed.

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"I feel as an immigrant living in the United States that I had my own opinions and I respected other people's opinions and I understood where they were coming from, but, at the end of the day, Donald Trump and what he stands for is hatred and racism and division and it doesn't make sense. I'm shocked.

"It makes me feel like my peers and the people that I love in America and my friends who have had four generations of grandparents in the US don't see me as their equal.

"It feels really weird and that I don't belong. Going back home will be weird and a bit of an adaptation as here everyone just seems to get it."

Edinburgh is the most popular university amongst UK-bound American and Canadian students and it has long-standing links with North America, according to organisers.

Anti-racist protesters have also announced plans to stage a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London following the shock victory.

Activists accused the President-elect of having a long history of "racist outbursts" as well as his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico.

Sabby Dhalu, co-convener of the Stand up to Racism group, said: "Donald Trump used the oldest trick in the book - he stirred up fear and racism in the context of a stagnant economy and the resulting fall in living standards - to mobilise a vote for him.

"The danger now is racists across the globe feel emboldened by Donald Trump's victory and racism and sexism become normalised through the most powerful figure in the world.

"We call on anti-racists and all progressives to join us tonight outside the US Embassy."