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Queensland deputy stands by 'bigot' Trump call

AAP logoAAP 10/11/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Queensland's Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is standing by her description of US president-elect Donald Trump as "a bigot", arguing she has to set an example for her two children.

Ms Trad, who is also the state's Minister for Trade, made the comments prior to the Republican candidate's shock win on Wednesday.

She also said a Trump victory would trigger widespread global concern.

"I think America can do better than having a bigoted man as their leader," Ms Trad said.

The Liberal National Party (LNP) attacked Ms Trad for the "careless and intemperate" remarks during Thursday's sitting, accusing her of jeopardising potential trade relationships.

Queensland's Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. © Ten News Queensland's Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.

Deputy LNP leader Deb Frecklington demanded Ms Trad either apologise or withdraw the comments.

But Ms Trad said she needed to set a high standard for her children by calling out offensive campaign rhetoric about Hispanics, Muslims, African Americans, Mexicans and women.

"It pained me to see that my children would see and witness and understand that someone who sought one of the highest offices in the world could look at fellow human beings in that way," she said.

Ms Trad also said she wanted to show her children the importance of calling out bigotry.

"Ultimately, the value of humans - the value of each and every one of us - should never be determined and pre-judged based on race, colour, gender, or who people choose to love," she said.

"I am enormously proud of the work that we have done in the trade and investment space."

Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk earlier on Thursday told parliament she hoped the president-elect would come good on a promise to be a leader for all Americans.

"We hope he delivers on that promise because a united, strong America can mean more opportunities for partnerships, investment and jobs for Queenslanders," she said.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt told parliament it was too early to determine the medium to long-term economic impacts of a Trump presidency.

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