'Revolting slug': NSW Parliament's surprise Donald Trump condemnation

As allegations of his sexually improper behaviour pour forth, the NSW upper house has passed a motion condemning Donald Trump and endorsing a description of the Republican nominee as a "revolting slug".

Greens' Upper House Member Jeremy Buckingham said all reasonable people find Mr Trump obnoxious.  Photo: Simone De Peak

Greens' Upper House Member Jeremy Buckingham said all reasonable people find Mr Trump obnoxious. Photo: Simone De Peak

Bellingen resident and Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham moved the motion condemning Mr Trump and it was passed on Thursday morning without any objections. 

"[This house] agrees with those who have described Mr Trump as 'a revolting slug' unfit for public office," the motion read. 

In a reference to his recently revealed remarks about grabbing women, Mr Buckingham said that all "reasonable and decent people find Donald Trump's behaviour obnoxious".

President of the Legislative Council Don Harwin​ agreed to let the motion through only after looking into whether the term "revolting slug" amounted to unparliamentary language.

Roads Minister Duncan Gay was recently forced to withdraw his description of an opposition MLC as a "smart arse" for that reason.

In 1888 another member was booted from the chamber for describing an opponent as a "villain" and a "blackguard".

But because Mr Buckingham's motion was not directed toward another MP and quoting someone else's language it was allowed through. 

It may, though, be the first time Mr Trump has been described in those precise terms on the record.

Former talkshow host  and comedian Rosie O'Donnell​, has previously described Mr Trump as an "orange slug". He has also been called a "disgusting slug" and an "irredeemable pervert".

Mr Trump has in turn described Ms O'Donnell as a "true loser". " The two have been engaged in a decade-long feud that predates Mr Trump's entry into national politics.

Parliamentary procedure prevents members from using "extremely distasteful" words and also against "tedious repetition".

Mr Trump's campaign has recorded a sharp drop in the polls after video emerged of him apparently describing a personal history of forceful sexual behaviour towards women, comments that were picked up by a microphone a decade ago while recording an episode of the Access Hollywood program.

onald Trump has denied touching women inappropriately. Photo: AP

onald Trump has denied touching women inappropriately. Photo: AP

On Thursday, several reports emerged of subsequent behaviour. The New York Times reported that Mr Trump had kissed a young receptionist on the mouth while riding in a lift together.

Mr Buckingham is known for his stunts inside and outside the chamber.

He has previously made a show of "vaping" in Parliament, or using an electronic cigarette to protest a lack of regulation of the devices.

Earlier this year he made a show of setting the Condamine River in Queensland alight to highlight what he claimed was the disruption of methane caused by nearby coal seam gas mining.

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