Ugandan President: ‘I love Trump for speaking frankly to Africans’
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Tuesday that he "loves" President Donald Trump because "he talks to Africans frankly."
Published: January 25, 2018, 8:37 am
Comments reportedly made by President Trump about Haiti and Africa, have thus far been unsubstantiated and denied by Trump himself and many who were in his presence at the time of the supposed offense. The Washington Post reported that Trump had called black countries “shitholes”.
But Museveni did not seem to mind these alleged comments.
“America has got one of the best presidents ever. Mr. Trump. I love Trump,” Museveni told the East African Legislative Assembly in Uganda. “I love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly. I don’t know if hes misquoted or whatever, but when he speaks I like him because he speaks frankly.”
“The Africans need to solve their problems. They need to be strong. In the world, you can not survive if you are weak,” he said. “And it’s the fault of the Africans that they are weak, because they’ve got this huge continent, if you look at Africa, Africa is 12 times the size of India, in terms of land area, lots of resources, and the population is growing now. Why can’t we make Africa strong?”
Museveni tweeted that “the third purpose for integration was strategic security.”
No mainstream media outlet transcribed his full comments. The BBC only reported the following: “‘America has got one of the best presidents ever,’ Mr Museveni said to laughter during the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.” The British broadcaster created the impression that Museveni’s comments were mocked.
Liberals report widely on invective against “whites” and “racism” and “colonialism” however, but never on self-reliance or responsibility.
As a sovereign nation, Haiti is less than 30 years younger than the United States, yet it’s capital city of Port-au-Prince, still does not have a sewer system, and many Haitians have never used a proper toilet before.
“The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches,” the NPR reported. “It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.”
According to the UN’s latest population projections, the population of Africa is projected to hit 4 billion by 2100. On the high end projection, assuming decreasing mortality due to improved health technologies and constant fertility, their population will exceed 15 billion by 2100.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in July 2017 that Africa’s problems were “civilizational” because women are having “seven or eight” kids, a much more controversial statement than Trump’s alleged insult.
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