On Tuesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has joined the international condemnation of the United States President Donald Trump’s xenophobic Tweets regarding progressive Democrat Congresswomen.
PM Arden has been hailed as “anti-Trump” by the United States media, claims that she proudly celebrates New Zealand’s diversity.
She told Radio New Zealand that “usually I don’t get into other people’s politics, but it will be clear to most people that I completely and utterly disagree with him.”
On Sunday, President Trump has urged a group of four Democratic Congresswomen – three of them are born in the United States, asked them to “go back” to the nations they came from, then resumed his attack on them a day after.
President Trump Tweeted: “If you’re not happy here, you can leave… This is about love for America, certain people hate our country.”
PM Ardern claims that her country greets diversity in the corridors of power.
“We take the view that our parliament should be a representative place, it should look and feel like New Zealand, it should have a range of different cultures and ethnicities,” she added.
PM Ardern further said, “And never should a judgment be made about the origin of anyone, and their right, therefore, to be in parliament as a representative.”
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May have condemned the Twitter posts, while candidates of Democratic Presidential have termed the US President as “racist”.
PM Ardern hasn’t been shy about labelling her differences with President Trump in the past, asked him to send “sympathy and love to all Muslim communities” in the arouse of the Christchurch mosques massacre in March, in which a gunman took lives of 51 worshippers.
Shortly after Jacinda Ardern’s outstanding election win in late 2017, President Trump met her at a summit in Vietnam, mocked that she had “caused a lot of upset in her country.”
PM Ardern retorted that “You know, no one marched when I was elected,” cited the protests that followed by Donald Trumps’ electoral win in 2016.