'We will all die' if Trump is re-elected: top New Zealand diplomat

Two of Caroline Beresford's tweets about the Democratic Party since deleted

A New Zealand diplomat to the United States is facing censure from her department after a series of loose tweets in which she told the Democratic Party to "get your shit together or we will all die".

"No it couldn't. Please get your s. together or we will all die", she said, in what appears to be a reference to concerns about the administration of current U.S. president and Republican Donald Trump. That was apparently in response to the suggestion that two senators, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA, could form a presidential ticket for the 2020 election to defeat President Trump.

Caroline Beresford, Wellington's second-ranked diplomat in the U.S., tweeted "get your sh*t together", the discussing Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren Democratic ticket against Trump in the 2020 election.

Beresford confirmed the tweets to Newsroom, but said she deleted them soon after she realised they were inappropriate.

"The ministry does not in any way endorse the content or tone of the tweets, which we note were deleted", the spokesperson said.

The US is a close ally for New Zealand, although it isn't the first time New Zealanders have shared their disapproval of the larger power since Mr Trump entered the White House.

She added that staff are expected to "maintain political neutrality and care in expressing personal opinion" in the public sphere and that "appropriate action" will be taken.

Caroline Beresford, deputy head of mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC. "These expectations were not met in this instance".

A spokesman for New Zealand's foreign minister, Winston Peters, said he was "confident the ministry is responding in an appropriate way", according to the Times.

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