The rhetoric of intolerance in the US electoral campaign implies great threats to the country and the world – Natalia Jaresko

The rhetoric of intolerance in the US electoral campaign implies great threats to the country and the world – Natalia Jaresko
16 September 2016

The rhetoric of intolerance that there is in the US presidential election campaign implies great threats both for the United States of America and for the whole world, said former Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2014-2016) Natalia Jaresko at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting (YES).

"Today, the threat to the US is bigger than ever. The US Constitution has been an example of tolerance, freedom of religion and other freedoms for years, but now it turns out that this has not been taken seriously in the United States, and that is awful," she said.

In his turn, member of the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives (1981-2013), Barney Frank, said that the rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump provokes concerns among many people inside the country.

"There are many people in America who are afraid of being deported, as their status will be deemed as illegal," he said.
At the same time, the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-1999), Newt Gingrich, shared his opinion that Donald Trump’s statements and his real policies may differ in reality, if he wins. "I do not think that Trump is a xenophobe," he summarised.

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