The Dalai Lama criticized President Trump in a new interview published Thursday by the BBC, saying he has a “lack of moral principle.”
The Tibetan spiritual leader pointed to Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, his “America First” policies and the handling of migrant children seeking asylum as issues that he disagrees with.
“When I saw pictures of some of those young children, I was sad,” he told the BBC.
“When he become president, he expressed, ‘America first.’ That is wrong,” the Dalai Lama said about Trump’s use of the term “America First” to describe his global policies. “America, they should take the global responsibility.”
The Nobel Peace Prize winner also described Trump’s emotions as a “little bit too complicated.”
“One day he says something, another day he says something, but I think lack of moral principle,” said the 83-year-old Buddhist monk.