The Elders Chief: Trump’s ‘Poor Leadership’ Fueling Populism

Posted on June 11, 2019 2:31 pm

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The head of The Elders criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing him of opening up space for the spread of populism.

The Elders is an independent group of leaders who work on issues related to global peace, justice and human rights. It was founded by the late South African president Nelson Mandela in 2007.

“The problem is much wider than President Trump, there is no doubt about that,” Chair of The Elders Mary Robinson told reporters at the United Nations, where she had just met with the secretary-general. “But his poor leadership is aggravating the problem.”

Robinson cited the spread of isolationist