Trump appointee disputes leaders’ duty to condemn racism

Exclusive: Trump appointee guts UN document on racism, says leaders don’t have duty to condemn hate speech

“The drafters say ‘populism and nationalism’ as if these are dirty words,” wrote Andrew Veprek, the deputy assistant secretary for refugees and migration, in documents obtained exclusively by CNN. “There are millions of Americans who likely would describe themselves as adhering to these concepts. (Maybe even the President.). So are we looking to here condemn our fellow-citizens, those who pay our salaries?”

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