Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, claimed she “firmly” disagrees with the US President Donald Trump comments against the “squad”, four freshmen Democratic Representatives, reported SBS News Sunday.
Merkel has reportedly said that Trump’s remarks “go against what makes America great.”
“I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the congresswomen, Merkel stated.
“People of very different nationalities have contributed to the strength of the American people, so these are … comments that very much run counter to this firm impression that I have. This is something that contradicts the strength of America.”
President Trump is now being widely criticized for his comments, which were officially condemned by the House. Last week Trump told the ‘squad,’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, all of whom are women of color, to “go back” to where they came from. “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America,” Trump tweeted, later adding that his comments “were NOT Racist.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s comments “disgraceful and disgusting.”
The tweets were later condemned by the US House of Representatives. Many international leaders expressed their disturbance. Theresa May, British Prime Minister, said the comments were “completely unacceptable.” Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand claimed she “completely and utterly” disagreed with President Trump. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the “send her back” chants that broke out at a Trump rally “completely unacceptable.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website