Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making it clear where he stands on Trump’s recent racist attacks on a group of progressive women of color in Congress.
Trudeau previously commented on the uproar at a Monday press conference, one day after Trump directed a tweet at the group of lawmakers telling them to “go back” and “fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
“I think Canadians and indeed people around the world know exactly what I think about those particular comments,” Trudeau said at the time. “That is not how we do things in Canada.”
But Trudeau expounded on his thoughts at a Thursday press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk, saying how he felt about Trump’s words in no uncertain terms.
“I think the comments made were hurtful, wrong, and completely unacceptable,” the Canadian leader said. “And I want everyone in Canada to know that those comments are completely unacceptable and should not be allowed or encouraged in Canada.”
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"The comments made were hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable," said @JustinTrudeau about Trump telling four Democrats to “go back” to where they came from. "Those comments are completely unacceptable and should not be allowed or encouraged in Canada." pic.twitter.com/o8H068vXcR
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel also discussed the American president’s incendiary rhetoric at a Friday press conference in Berlin.
“I distance myself from this decidedly and stand in solidarity with the women who were attacked,” Merkel said, as reported by CNN.
Merkel continued by crediting the “strength of the American people” to the diversity of the country.