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MPs in Australia pass motion: Trump ‘a revolting slug unfit for office’

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A state parliament in Australia on Thursday made official what many of us have been thinking: “Donald Trump is a revolting slug unfit for office.”

Jeremy Buckingham, from the minor Greens party, introduced the motion to the New South Wales Legislative Council, the Parliament’s upper house, which passed it unanimously.

Had any lawmaker objected to the motion, it would have been struck off the list of parliamentary business, but since no one did it was recorded as having been unanimously agreed to by the Sydney-based house, The Telegraph reports.

The motion “condemns the misogynistic, hateful comments made by the Republican candidate for the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, about women and minorities, including the remarks revealed over the weekend that clearly describes sexual assault.”

It went on to state that the house was against “the divisive, destructive impacts 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,” Mr Buckingham said in a statement. “It’s clear that all reasonable and decent people find Donald Trump’s behavior obnoxious and that the world is hoping American voters reject his politics of hate.”

Watch the delicious moment below.


In other news from down under, Australia’s planned vote on same-sex marriage was rejected by the opposition Australian Labor Party.

Polls show that most Australians support same-sex marriage, although most preferred to get their without a national vote on the issue.

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies recently said it was strange that the country, which he called the “gayest place on earth,” still doesn’t allow for same-sex marriage. Other high profile celebrities have lent their voices to support gay marriage, such as Kylie Minogue and Margot Robbie.

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