Diplomats from Europe, Middle East, Latin America AND Asia ‘join forces to complain to US officials about Donald Trump’
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel branded him a threat to peace and prosperity in an interview published on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Mexican government would not confirm any private complaints but noted that its top diplomat, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, said last week that Trump’s policies and comments were ‘ignorant and racist’ and that his plan to build a border wall to stop illegal immigration was ‘absurd’.
‘European diplomats are constantly asking about Trump’s rise with disbelief and, now, growing panic,’ said a senior NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
‘All foreign diplomats I’ve talked to are amazed at the Trump phenomenon and worried about it, especially in the Middle East and Europe,’ said Elliott Abrams, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank
- US officials claim foreign diplomats have made rare show of unity
- Allies usually avoid meddling in US domestic politics even privately
- But ‘many have expressed concern at Donald Trump‘s xenophobia’
- Donald Trump is on track to win the Republican nomination