Republicans might be silent in the wake of Donald Trump’s new racist attacks on four congresswomen of color, but world leaders have quickly come together to denounce them.
According to The Washington Post, politicians from across the globe are slamming Trump for his “1950s racism.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May might be just days away from leaving office, but she took time out of her day to criticize Trump.
“The prime minister’s view is that the language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable,” said one Downing Street spokesman, according to The Post.
Another British politician took to Twitter to condemn Trump’s bigotry, calling it “1950s racism straight from the White House.”
Donald Trump telling four ethnic minority American congresswomen to “go back” where they “originally came from”. 1950s racism straight from the White House. Any British politician fit to serve as PM would condemn. @BorisJohnson will you? https://t.co/W0ITCB2vW7
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) July 14, 2019
The First Minister of Scotland said of Trump’s attacks, “The President of the United States telling elected politicians — or any other Americans for that matter — to ‘go back’ to other countries is not OK, and diplomatic politeness should not stop us saying so, loudly and clearly.”
The mayor of London and one of Trump’s most outspoken critics, Sadiq Khan, tore into Trump, too.
“I’ve heard it from racists and fascists. Never from a mainstream politician,” he said, according to the same Washington Post report “Here you have the president of the U.S.A. using that same sort of language.”
Closer to home, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also chimed in on Trump’s racism, saying, “That is not how we do things in Canada. A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, and the diversity of our country is actually one of our greatest strengths and a source of tremendous resilience and pride for Canadians. We will continue to defend that.”
Trump is an international disgrace
From the UK and Canada to Germany and Belgium, the advanced world stepped up and condemned racism – something the Republican Party here at home has shamefully failed to do.
No matter which party held the White House, the United States has historically been seen as the moral authority around the world – a country that has strived to advocate for equality.
With a racist in the White House and a GOP unwilling to put country over party, the United States no longer has that authority, and other world leaders are stepping up to fill that moral leadership void.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.