Sean Penn: Trump is an 'enemy of mankind'
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Sean Penn tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE for calling Haiti a “shithole” country in an op-ed for Time magazine published Friday.

The actor and humanitarian described his time volunteering in Haiti in 2010 after a devastating earthquake struck the country, saying he founded the organization J/P Haitian Relief Organization to help Haitians help themselves recover from the natural disaster.


“On this pale blue dot Earth that we call home, the Haitian people are our neighbors, to whom our support is both the policy of a great America as it is a sacred duty,” Penn wrote.

He said that Americans “should be recognizing their grace, courage, loss, hardship and heroism” but are instead “forced to focus on a man whose sense of our country is an inherited gift for sales-gab.”

“President Donald Trump’s words describing the glorious people of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti are far worse than mere insensitivity or even nationalism. Those standards are not disgraceful enough,” Penn wrote.

He wrote that people can “find unity only when we recognize that in our current president we have elected, perhaps for the first time in our history, an enemy of compassion.

“Indeed, we can be unified not only with each other but with Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, the Middle East and beyond if we recognize President Donald Trump is an enemy of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Independents and every new child born. An enemy of mankind. He is indeed an enemy of the state.”

Trump has faced intense criticism for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on immigration.

Some senators confirmed that Trump made the comments, while other GOP senators said they did not recall the remarks.