Actor Sean Penn Burns ‘Enemy Of Mankind’ Trump To Ashes In Scorching Op-ed
In a blistering op-ed for Time magazine Friday, actor and humanitarian activist Sean Penn lambasted President Trump for calling Haiti a “shithole” country and called him an “enemy of mankind.”
Addressing Trump directly, the actor described his time volunteering in Haiti in 2010 after a devastating earthquake struck the country, saying he founded the organization J/P Haitian Relief Organization to help Haitians help themselves recover from the natural disaster.
“On this pale blue dot Earth that we call home, the Haitian people are our neighbors, to whom our support is both the policy of a great America as it is a sacred duty.”
“Americans should be recognizing their grace, courage, loss, hardship and heroism” Penn wrote, but are instead “forced to focus on a man whose sense of our country is an inherited gift for sales-gab.”
“President Donald Trump’s words describing the glorious people of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti are far worse than mere insensitivity or even nationalism. Those standards are not disgraceful enough,” he added.
Penn wrote that people can “find unity only when we recognize that in our current president we have elected, perhaps for the first time in our history, an enemy of compassion.
“Indeed, we can be unified not only with each other but with Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, the Middle East and beyond if we recognize President Donald Trump is an enemy of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Independents and every new child born. An enemy of mankind. He is indeed an enemy of the state.”
Trump has faced intense backlash for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on immigration.
Some senators confirmed that Trump made the comments, making it hard for the lying president to deny the remarks.