The Dalai Lama has said that Donald Trump “lacks moral principle.”

In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC, the Tibetan spiritual leader said: “His emotions [are] also a little bit,” and put his finger near his temple and gestured in a circular motion.

One day he says something, another day he says something. But I think [there is a] lack of moral principle. When he became president, he expressed America first. That is wrong. America, they should take the global responsibility.

His criticism of the US president was met with applause online

The Dalai Lama was not without his own share of controversy, and prompted some criticism when he said he did not want to see Europe become “Muslim” or “African.”

He was asked if refugees should be allowed to stay in Europe if they wished to. He responded that only a limited number should remain: “But [for the] whole [of] Europe [to] eventually become [a] Muslim country? Impossible. Or [an] African country, also impossible,” he said while laughing, adding:

Keep Europe for Europeans.

He also reiterated a point he made in 2015 about the next Dalai Lama being “very attractive, otherwise not much use”

Laughingly, he said: “If [a] female Dalai Lama comes then she should be more attractive. If [a] female Dalai Lama.

I think, [people would] prefer not [to] see her, that face.

 

Those parts of his BBC interview went down like a lead balloon

Trump has attracted a fresh of wave of criticism over his immigration policy following the release of a shocking photograph of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his one-year-old daughter, Valeria whose bodies washed up on America’s shores.

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