Diplomats Alarmed About Trump

Diplomats Alarmed About TrumpDiplomats Alarmed About Trump

Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to US government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, according to senior US officials.

Officials from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia have complained in recent private conversations, mostly about the xenophobic nature of Trump’s statements, said three US officials, who all declined to be identified, Reuters reported.

“As the (Trump) rhetoric has continued, and in some cases amped up, so, too, have concerns by certain leaders around the world,” said one of the officials.

The three officials declined to disclose a full list of countries whose diplomats have complained, but two said they included at least India, South Korea, Japan and Mexico.