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UK PM candidates Hunt and Johnson say Trump comments about U.S. congresswomen unacceptable


Reuters London
Updated: 16-07-2019 00:25 IST
UK PM candidates Hunt and Johnson say Trump comments about U.S. congresswomen unacceptable

Both candidates vying to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister said they agreed with her that the language used by U.S. President Donald Trump about a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen was unacceptable.

Trump on Sunday told the group to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came", a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist.

Asked during a leadership debate about the comments, both frontrunner Boris Johnson and foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said they were unacceptable but declined to use the term racist.

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