Wright: The World Is Astonished over ‘Xenophobia’ and ‘Racism’ from Trump

‘There’s also astonishment at the kind of statements coming out of American politicians, that there would be such xenophobia, such racism, such outrageous discrimination against a whole people for the acts of a very small group of individuals’

STEPHANOPOULOS: "And Robyn, let’s begin with this. I think you’ve reported from several dozen, more than 100 countries around the world. It does seem that Donald Trump, eve as the establishment is against him, is tapping into some very real anger and anxiety across the globe."
WRIGHT: "Oh, I think there’s deep anxiety and fear in the aftermath of the Islamic State and then the rippling effect, whether it’s Paris or San Bernadino, of extremist acts. But there’s also astonishment at the kind of statements coming out of American politicians, that there would be such xenophobia, such racism, such outrageous discrimination against a whole people for the acts of a very small group of individuals. And it ironically comes at a time that we need the world to act together more than ever. As reflected in Paris at the climate change conference. There are these big issues in an era of globalization that the United States needs other partners, needs some sense of a common good, and yet there is more divisiveness today in terms of a religion, race, all forms of identity and nationalism."

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