Outgoing Prime Minister, Theresa May today joined the growing voices of those criticizing US president Donald Trump after he was accused of racism for telling four ethnic minority US congresswomen to ‘go back to where they came from’.
May, who leaves office in just over a week, made her feelings about the comments by the UK’s closest ally clear this morning.
The president is facing widespread criticism over comments widely perceived to be about outspoken critic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other female politicians, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
Only Ms Omar, from Somalia, is foreign-born.
Asked about Mrs May’s opinion of Mr Trump’s comments today, her official spokesman said: ‘The prime minister’s view is that the language used to refer to these woman was totally unacceptable.’
He refused to be drawn further on whether the PM thought the tweets were racist and said he was not aware of any plans for Mrs May to speak to the president.