New Zealand’s PM Just Released A Statement That’ll Put Trump To Shame, Shows Him What A Real Leader Sounds Like

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Donald Trump punted again on calling out white supremacy after the massacre at two New Zealand mosques. Trump left a weak response on Twitter and in the Oval Office to the attack by a white supremacist on two mosques which left 49 people dead. Trump said he “spoke with Prime Minister Ardern of New Zealand to express the sorrow of our entire nation following the monstrous terror attacks at two mosques.”

On Twitter, Trump called the massacre “horrific.”

Then, Trump offered to assist New Zealand.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responded by showing the world what a real leader looks like.

“Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities—New Zealand is their home—they are us,” Ardern said in a statement in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting. She was asked whether she agreed with Trump’s comments in which he said that he doesn’t see white nationalism as a rising global threat and she simply said, “No.”

Ardern said on Saturday that Trump was among the world’s leaders that called her to offer support. “He very much wished for his condolences to be passed on to New Zealand,” Ardern said. “He asked what support the US could provide. My message was sympathy and love for all Muslim communities.”

Ardern was asked how Trump responded, and she said, “He acknowledged that and agreed.” However, Trump has still failed to call out white supremacy and continues to marginalize Muslims.

Then, she vowed to do something about gun violence after the mass shooting, promising to ban semi-automatic weapons in the country, and added, “Now is the time for change.”

“While work is being done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now: Our gun laws will change,” she added.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S., we’ve done absolutely nothing about gun violence after each mass shooting. Well, except for offering thoughts and prayers, that is.

And there’s a reason Trump won’t call out violent white supremacists. It’s because they are his base. The New Zealand shooter even mentioned Trump in his manifesto.

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