Boris and Hunt say Trump race row tweets were ‘unacceptable’ – but won’t brand US President as racist – The Sun

BORIS Johnson last night furiously condemned Donald Trump race row tweets – branding them “totally unacceptable.”

The US President sparked uproar by telling four ethnic minority US congresswomen to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came”.


And as the global condemnation mounted, Mr Johnson joined Theresa May in condemning the extraordinary Twitter rant.

The wannabe PM said: “If you the leader of a multiracial multicultural country, you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people to where they came from.

“That went out decades and decades ago and thanks heavens.”

Speaking at a debate hosted by The Sun & talkRADIO at our London Bridge HQ, he added: “It is totally unacceptable in a modern multiracial country that you are trying to lead.”

If you the leader of a multiracial multicultural country, you simply cannot use that kind of language

His rival Jeremy Hunt also condemned the US President’s extraordinary outburst.

He said: “I have three Chinese children and they are British citizens born on the NHS.

“And if anybody had said to them go back to China I would be utterly appalled.

“It is totally unbritish to do that. I would hope that would never happen in this country.”

I have three Chinese children and they are British citizens. If anybody had said to them go back to China I would be utterly appalled

Both men refused to say the tweet was racist – but Mr Hunt pointedly said he can “understand why” others would brand them racist.

Their fiery interventions come after Mr Trump was condemned worldwide.

Mrs May said the "language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable".

In an extraordinary Twitter rant, the US President tore into four US congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar,

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Only Ms Omar, from Somalia, was not born in the US. She has lived in America since 1992.

All four women have furiously accused Mr Trump of racism over the shocking tweets.

The row has deepened the rift between No10 and the White House as the Special Relationship is in its worst crisis in decades.

Last week, Mr Trump humiliated Mrs May last week by branding her Brexit strategy “a mess” as he slammed Britain over the Sir Kim Darroch leak.





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