09 August 2016
It’s fair to call Donald Trump a divisive character. The Republican presidential nominee’s call to prevent Muslims from entering the U.S. and to build a wall to stop Mexican “drug dealers” and “rapists” has drawn censure from around the world. In the U.K., a petition calling for the real estate mogul to be banned from the country collected over half a million signatures.
On Thursday, it was the Philippines’ turn to be outraged. During a speech in Portland, Maine, Trump implied Filipinos were part of a “Trojan horse” of “terrorist nations” plotting to wreak havoc on U.S. soil.
… “It looks like a PR stunt to me,” Joseph Franco, a Filipino political scientist at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, tells TIME of Salceda’s bill. “My compatriots have a reputation for being onion-skinned at times.”
CENS / Online
Last updated on 12/08/2016