Trump is a 'revolting slug', declare New South Wales lawmakers

Lawmakers from New South Wales have dubbed US presidential nominee Donald Trump as "a revolting slug unfit for public office".
Lawmakers from New South Wales have dubbed US presidential nominee Donald Trump as "a revolting slug unfit for public office". PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "a revolting slug unfit for public office", lawmakers in Australia's most populous state said in a unanimous parliamentary motion on Thursday (Oct 13).

New South Wales Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham introduced the motion condemning "misogynistic, hateful" comments made by the US Republican presidential candidate against women and minorities, including his lewd and sexist remarks in a 2005 video.

It also asked the state's Upper House to agree on the "divisive, destructive impact that hate speech from political candidates and members of elected office has on our community".

"It's great that all sides of Australian politics, from conservatives to liberals to greens, agree that Donald Trump is a 'revolting slug' and completely unfit for public office," said Mr Buckingham.

"It's clear that all reasonable and decent people find Donald Trump's behaviour obnoxious and that the world is hoping American voters reject his politics of hate."

 

The explosive Mr Trump is facing intense outside opposition and a wave of anger from fellow Republicans over the remarks he made about women in the 2005 video, which was made public last Friday (Oct 7).

With less than four weeks before election day, his support is teetering, with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton maintaining her edge in national polls.