Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Just say "no"

Apparently US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be visiting New Zealand next week. That's bad enough - the US isn't exactly a country civilised countries want visits from anymore - but it gets worse:

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tillerson's visit to New Zealand will "reaffirm our strong ties and discuss coordination on shared strategic interests".

There is a remote chance Tillerson's visit to New Zealand could precede a Presidential visit.

Please fuck no. We do not want a visit from the most reviled US president in living memory. Quite apart from all the usual issues about overbearing security undermining our human rights for the sake of a foreigner, who the fuck wants Donald Trump in their country? Ewww.

Fortunately, our government can't offer him a hotel deal, so we're probably safe. For now.