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Australia state parliament passes motion declaring Donald Trump a ‘revolting slug’

New South Whales Parliament unanimously agrees.


April Siese


Posted on Oct 13, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:38 pm CDT

Australia’s New South Whales Parliament agreed on a major international issue on Thursday. It unanimously passed a motion brought by Greens MP Jeremy Buckhingham that declared Republican nominee Donald Trump “a revolting slug unfit for public office.”

The NSW Parliament also slammed the presidential hopeful for his racist, misogynistic, and discriminatory rhetoric. The motion appeared after audio footage from Trump’s 2005 Access Hollywood appearance leaked last Friday. Trump’s comments condoning sexual assault have made headlines worldwide and apparently angered government officials down under.

“It’s clear that all reasonable and decent people find Donald Trump’s behavior obnoxious and that the world is hoping American voters reject his politics of hate,” the motion reads in part.

The only issue for Australians is whether “revolting slug” meets the standards of parliamentary language. 

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*First Published: Oct 13, 2016, 11:01 am CDT