As someone who has devoted countless hours to fundraising efforts to help people in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation, Sean Penn has a lot to say about President Trump’s description of Haiti as a “s**hole.”
In fact, Trump’s controversial remarks this week during a meeting about immigration led the “Milk” Oscar-winner to blast the president in a scathing op-ed for Time magazine, describing the former “Apprentice” star as “the enemy of compassion.”
“On this pale blue dot Earth that we call home, the Haitian people are our neighbours, to whom our support is both the policy of a great America as it is a sacred duty,” Sean wrote in his essay, published on the date of the eighth anniversary of the earthquake.
“President Donald Trump‘s words describing the glorious people of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti is far worse than mere insensitivity or even nationalism. Those standards are not disgraceful enough,” continued Penn, 57.
“We will 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,” he continued. “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.”