25, June 2017
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked US President Donald Trump to, “Build bridges, not walls.” Corbyn made the remarks during a speech he delivered at England’s famous, huge Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.
“Look on the wall right over there that surrounds this wonderful festival. And there’s a message on that wall for President Donald Trump,” the liberal politician said as the crowd booed at the mention of Trump. “And you know what it says? Build bridges, not walls,” Corbyn said. The Labour leader was referencing to Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border to stop immigrants.
Building a wall on the US-Mexico border to stop the influx of refugees and undocumented migrants coming from Central and Latin America was a hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign. During his campaign, Trump also characterized Mexican migrants living in the US as murderers and rapists and pledged to build a wall that he said Mexico would pay for.