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10:19 am, June 7th, 2017 - 27 comments
Categories: activism, climate change, us politics - Tags: activism, climate change, denier industry, rex tillerson, the bird, trump
English tries to hide from the reality of Trump’s America
Mr English said “I don’t think it is our position to comment on the way the elected leader of another country conducts his business – we wouldn’t expect him to be raising issues about my Facebook.”
He appears to be trying to pretend the events of recent days haven’t happened.
Labour leader Andrew Little has taken a totally different approach.
“I think it is right to say you know what – right now you’ve got a President that is kind of doing some weird stuff and this is not right.”
The Opposition leader used his face-time with the Secretary of State to tackle “The Donald” head on.
“Every New Zealander I talk to expresses concern and sometimes alarm about the conduct of the US President. I think it is right when the Secretary of State is in town to let the Secretary of State know”.
The visit showed there are “two Americas” – the one New Zealand is used to dealing with, and the New one run by Donald Trump that people are concerned or even frightened of.
Bill English clearly wants to hide from the new America – problem is, he can’t.
Fortunately, A bunch of ordinary Kiwis joined Andrew Little in expressing our views:
Bird-flipping welcome for US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in New Zealand
The weather was awful and the mood of the locals wasn’t much better when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Wellington.
US media travelling with Tillerson were surprised by the number of people flipping the bird at Tillerson as his motorcade sped through town.
New York Times correspondent Gardiner Harris said he had been in a lot of motorcades but even he was taken back by the negative reaction. …
Then there was the protest and Greenpeace action at Parliament. Bravo.
i love this country, i'm in tears https://t.co/zl9Hc8z4ve
— Morgan Godfery (@MorganGodfery) June 6, 2017
— Greenpeace NZ (@GreenpeaceNZ) June 6, 2017