EU president takes shot at Trump's 'unacceptable' tweets after Trudeau meeting

Posted In: News Date:Jul 19th, 2019

The president of the European Council said Thursday he was happy to be in Canada where citizens don't say things like "Send him back" — a clear reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's recent tweets that told ethnically diverse congresswomen to "go back" to their countries of origin rather than tell U.S. politicians how America should be governed.

"Dear Justin ... it is a pleasure to be in Montreal, the most European of Canadian cities. I really feel at home here, for many reasons, also because in Montreal I didn't hear anyone shouting, 'Send him back,'" Donald Tusk said at a press conference alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a Canada-European Union summit.

Tusk said he wasn't afraid to condemn Trump and his supporters despite the risk of offending the U.S. president and disrupting trading relations between America and the European bloc.