Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned comments made by the US President attacking four Democratic congresswomen and says she utterly disagrees with him.
President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen.
He claimed the women “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe”, before suggesting they “go back”.
He then said Speaker “Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements”.
He’s since doubled down on the attack accusing them of “hating our country”.
Ardern told Morning Report there’s no place for comments like that and she is proud that the opposite exists in New Zealand.
New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark is being accused of racism after telling a Korean-born MP to go back to Korea during a parliamentary debate.National’s Melissa Lee was born in South Korea but left as a child and is a New Zealand citizen.
During debate on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill on Tuesday night, Mr Mark said: “Melissa Lee told the House in her rather condescending manner, which she is becoming renowned for, that we need to grow up in New Zealand.
“Well I’ve got a short message: If you don’t like New Zealand, go back to Korea.”
So Ron Mark did the exact same thing Donald Trump did. Yet Jacinda happily went into coalition with NZ First and made Mark Minister of Defence. Yet she tells the rest of the world there is no room for such comments in NZ.