A SCOTTISH Tory has been widely criticised for comparing Trump supporters with voters who backed the Yes campaign.
Murdo Fraser MSP tweeted: “If it was mostly poorly-educated working-class males who voted Trump, isn’t that the same demographic that largely voted Yes in 2014?”
The question was immediately met with a barrage of criticism from angry followers.
Lindsay Bruce asked: “What’s the demographic for Brexit which your party caused over a leadership spat?”
Bill Melvin replied: “How you ever get elected into our parliament is beyond my understanding!”
A user known as the ‘Lisbon Lion’ commented: “Quite the opposite in my experience but don’t let attention seeking get in the way of the truth.”
Hen Broon wrote: “That is low and sad stuff even from an unelected Tory loser. Always licking p*sh from the nettles Fraser.”
Whilst Alan Templeton added: “You keep plumbing the depths of ignorance Murdo.”
It’s not the first time the party’s former deputy leader has made a Twitter faux pas.
Earlier this year, he sparked outrage after an Old Firm derby when he tweeted that the Rangers victory was a “perfect birthday present” for the Queen.
Following Rangers’ 5-4 win on penalties, he tweeted: “Rangers 5 Celtic 4 – The Queen’s 11 deliver Her Majesty the perfect Birthday present #ScottishCup #GSTQ.”
In June this year, there were calls for him to apologise after a tweet he sent referred to the National Union of Students as “bigots”.
SNP MSP, George Adam, slammed the tweet at the time, saying it was a “completely unacceptable tweet” and needed to be retracted.