Philadelphia mayor roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our president is a bully’ and ‘a punk’

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney did not hold back in his criticism of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

During a speech at Philadelphia’s City Hall, Kenney called out the White House for having “no compassion whatsoever” with its decision to remove the “temporary protected status” designation for Haiti by July 2019.

The status gives people from certain war-ravaged or natural disaster-hit countries permission to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Haiti was left devastated by an earthquake in 2010.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney speaks during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 8: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses media at a press conference regarding the shooting of Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, who was ambushed and allegedly shot at 13 times by Edward Archer, 30, last night on January 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Surveillance footage reveals the suspect was dressed in Muslim clothing and wearing a mask. Following his arrest, suspect Edward Archer stated, 'I follow Allah and pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and that is the reason I did what I did.' (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Mayor Jim Kenney speaks about the attempted killing of officer Jesse Hartnett by suspect Edward Archer during a press conference at Police Headquarters on Jan. 8, 2016 in Philadelphia. (David Swanson/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 8: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses media at a press conference regarding the shooting of Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, who was ambushed and allegedly shot at 13 times by Edward Archer, 30, last night on January 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Surveillance footage reveals the suspect was dressed in Muslim clothing and wearing a mask. Following his arrest, suspect Edward Archer stated, 'I follow Allah and pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and that is the reason I did what I did.' (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA,PA - FEBRUARY 10: Superintendent of school District of Philadelphia Dr. William Hite along with the Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney and NBA Legend Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a picture prior to the game against the Sacramento Kings at Wells Fargo Center on February 10, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - APRIL 06: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, participates in a roundtable discussion with Mayor Jim Kenney, left, at Impact Services Corporation on April 6, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters will head to the polls on April 26, 2016. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 08: Head coach Jay Wright, Mayor Jim Kenney and Villanova President Father Peter M. Donohue pose for a photograph during the Villanova Wildcats Championship Parade on April 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia speaks during Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia speaks during Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
POCANTICO, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Adam Bryant and Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney speak onstage at the Soda Wars panel during The New York Times Food For Tomorrow Conference 2016 on September 28, 2016 in Pocantico, New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times)
POCANTICO, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney attends the New York Times Food For Tomorrow Conference 2016 on September 28, 2016 in Pocantico, New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks during the Hillary Clinton 'Get Out The Vote' campaign rally with Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi at Independence Hall on November 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Activists, protestors, lawyers, and City Representatives, incl. Major Jim Kenney, wait at International Arrivals of Philadelphia International Airport, on January 28th, 2017. The wait is for the release of two Syrian families refugees held by federal border patrol upon arrival in the United States, after the Executive Order signed by Donald Trump went into effect. The status of the families is currently unknown as no official information is released. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Activists, protestors, lawyers, and City Representatives, incl. Major Jim Kenney, wait at International Arrivals of Philadelphia International Airport, on January 28th, 2017. The wait is for the release of two Syrian families refugees held by federal border patrol upon arrival in the United States, after the Executive Order signed by Donald Trump went into effect. The status of the families is currently unknown as no official information is released. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PA Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Bob Casey, Rep, Bob Brady, State Rep. Brian Simps, Mayor Jim Kenney (center), Councilwomen Helen Gym, were joined by hundreds of protestors at Philadelphia International Airport, on January 28th 2017. The groups attempt to negotiate the release of Syrian Refugees is going into the night with a standstill as a judge is expected to make a decision on Sunday Morning. Two families are held by Federal Border Patrol after President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order restricting entry for many traveling from selected Middle Eastern countries. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Philadelphia Mayor, Jim Kenney poses with Producer Adam F. Goldberg during an event honoring Goldberg at Philadelphia City Hall on September 15, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Adam F. Goldberg was honored with the Liberty Bell as the City of Philadelphia proclaims September 15th The Goldbergs Syndication Day. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Television)
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, joined by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and gun violence activist speak out against gun violence and call for gun law reform, at a October 3, 2017 vigil for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The vigil is held outside City Hall, in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Villanova Coach Jay Wright and Mayor Jim Kenney (L) laugh during a victory parade after they won the NCAA U.S. college basketball championship over North Carolina, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller
Jim Kenney greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary for Mayor of Philadelphia during his election night party at Vie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 19, 2015. Campaign finance watchdog groups fear heavy spending by ultra-rich Americans will warp the election - already expected to be the most money-soaked in history - and prop up candidates who don't represent the will of the majority. Photo taken May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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The Trump administration’s move, announced Monday, could force almost 59,000 Haitians to either achieve legal status in the U.S., return home, leave for another country or remain in America without documentation.

Kenney called Trump’s immigration policies “simply un-American” and said the president himself should “get out” of the country. 

“I’m just beside myself with with sadness because our president is a bully, our president is a punk and he just doesn’t get it,” he added.

Trump was “the reason” why the country was now one of “anger and divisiveness,” continued Kenney, a Democrat elected in 2016. “I don’t know where he was raised, but his family didn’t do a good job raising that guy.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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