Donald Trump lacks moral principle: Dalai Lama
New Delhi: The Dalai Lama accused US President Donald Trump of having a “lack of moral principle” in a televised interview on Thursday. He also said Trump should take global responsibility instead of putting ‘America First’.
Speaking with the BBC ahead of his 84th birthday, the Tibetan spiritual leader said Trump was “emotional” and “a little bit too complicated.”
He told that “One day [Trump] says something, another day he says something [else],” adding “I think, lack of moral compass.”
The Dalai Lama also objected to Trump’s use of the term “America First” to describe his global policies.
“When he became president, he expressed America first. That is wrong. America should take global responsibility,” the spiritual guru said the BBC.
The exiled leader’s criticism of Trump, who he said has not requested a meeting with him, is a departure from his cordial relationships with past U.S. presidents. He has met every US president including George H. W. Bush at the White House in 1991.
Besides speaking on Trump, the Dalai Lama also weighed in on other topics, including Europe’s migrant crisis. “Keep Europe for Europeans,” he said. He also added that EU should provide education and training for refugees but that they should then return to “their own land.”