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Dalai Lama Says Trump Has “No Moral Principle,” Warns Europe From Accepting Large Numbers Of Migrants


Dalai Lama Says Trump Has "No Moral Principle," Warns Europe From Accepting Large Numbers Of Migrants

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Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama spoke to BBC’s South Asia Correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan in an interview, which was published on June 27th.

The entire interview will be aired on 22:32 GMT+0 on BBC.

In the interview, he had some interesting highlights. Regarding US President Donald Trump, the Dalai Lama said he had no interest in meeting him, at all.

And that Trump had “no moral principle.”

He said he disagreed with how Trump was handling migrant children seeking asylum and that his America First policies were wrong.

“When I saw pictures of some of those young children, I was sad,” he said. “America … should take a global responsibility.”

His recent statement is in contrast to remarks made in 2016 when he said he had “no worries” about a Trump presidency.

“When he became president, he expressed America first. That is wrong,” the Dalai Lama said.

Tenzin Gyatso met with both previous presidents – Barack Obama and George W. Bush, and they both had nothing for praise for him.

Regarding Europe and refugees, he said that Europe is for the Europeans and that refugees should return to their countries and rebuild them.

But before that Europeans had the duty of educating them and making them capable of doing so.

He said that Europe should take in migrants and refugees entering the continent, most who enter should ultimately “return to their own land” while “a limited number” can stay.

“A limited number is OK, but whole Europe eventually become Muslim country? Impossible. Or African country? Also impossible,” he said.

The Dalai Lama’s comments echo similar remarks he made in 2015, when he said while in Sweden that Europe was “morally responsible” for helping “a refugee really facing danger against their life,” but that “they ultimately should rebuild their own country” and that “Europe belongs to the Europeans.”

According to Tenzin Gyatso, the UK should remain in Europe and that he “admired the spirit of the European Union.”

He commented on whether he was in contact with Chinese officials. He said that Chinese President Xi Jinping was yet to ask him for a meeting, but that he had spoke to some retired Chinese officials in recent years.

Finally, he reiterated his comments that if the Dalai Lama’s successor was born a woman then she should be attractive.

He reaffirmed his belief that beauty matters as much as brains. “If a female Dalai Lama comes, she should be more attractive.”



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