Ugandan President Backs Trump's 'Shithole' Comments: 'He Speaks to Africans Frankly'

25 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Bridget Leonard
  • Article Image

Trump reportedly used the language at a private White House meeting on January 12, which led to condemnation around the world.

President Yoweri Museveni wasn't even sure Trump had uttered the phrase but said he is a fan of the US president for speaking "frankly" about Africa, according to the Associated Press. He has denied using that language while others present says he did.

Mr Museveni, who has ruled Uganda with an iron fist since 1986, later took to Twitter to shower more praise on the U.S. president. "Donald Trump speaks to Africa frankly".

"America has got one of the best presidents ever", Museveni said in a speech to parliament, becoming a rare voice of praise on a continent that has otherwise reacted with outrage to the USA leader's alleged comments.

"I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly", Museveni said Tuesday, addressing members of the regional East African Legislative Assembly. Africans need to solve their problems. "In the world, you can not survive if you are weak", he said.

"It is the fault of the Africans that they are weak".

"America has got one of the best presidents ever, Mr. Trump".

Museveni's statement comes amid an ongoing debate on Donald Trump's recent vulgar and disparaging remarks about immigration from countries in Africa and Haiti. The US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac said that she had found the US president's words "disturbing and upsetting", while Uganda's foreign affairs minister Henry Okello Oryem called the remarks "unfortunate and regrettable".

In 2017, Mr Trump allegedly said that Afghanistan was a terrorist haven; all people from Haiti "have Aids", and that Nigerians would never "go back to their huts" once allowed into the United States, the New York Times reported.



Victims of Marshall County High School shooting identified
Marshall County High had 1,300 students in the 2014-2015 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. There have been 13 school shootings - in California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Washington state and New Mexico - this year.

Two-door Range Rover SV Coupe confirmed for Geneva reveal
As a machine to create a new niche at the pinnacle of the SUV market it is sure to come with Range Rover's highest-ever price tag.

Microsoft unveils $200 Windows 10 laptops for schools
Microsoft also announced two analogous systems (at the same USA prices) from JP, its big partner in emerging economies. The company will roll out a new Chemistry update for Minecraft: Education Edition this spring.

Boston is top pick to win Amazon's HQ2 on Irish gambling site
Jezak said Maumee was forced to inventory all its strengths and weaknesses, a process that was of great benefit. And if it's just about talent, I really like our chances, but I think there's some other considerations here".

Theo Walcott starts for Everton against West Bromwich Albion
Southampton are winless in 10 league games are a point and a place above the relegation zone while Tottenham are fifth. Things get underway at the traditional 3pm. "Unfortunately I can't give you any update or opinion on that".

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
On Friday afternoon, just hours before Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, the President signed into law the "FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017".

California pair starved kids until they stopped growing
Investigators went to the house and freed the children, prompting days of investigations that led to a series of charges Thursday. But, ultimately, whatever happens to Louise and David Turpin, their children must somehow move on and carry on with their lives.

Voters Reject Republican Spin On Government Shutdown
Because now he is now saying 'never mind, I didn't mean it, ' and is himself calling for an even shorter, short-term funding bill. All national security and military personnel deemed "essential" would continue to report to work, but they wouldn't get paid .

Nine members of National Parks board quit in protest
Nine of the 12 members said Zinke hadn't heard out their agenda for the parks service, which oversees national historic sites. The board was established in 1935 and is required to meet twice each year, though that has yet to happen under Trump .

AG files lawsuit to stop rollback of net neutrality
Repealing the net neutrality rules could lead to higher prices for consumers, slower internet traffic, and even blocked websites . The Congressional Review Act gives the Senate 60-days to challenge a decision made by an independent agency like the FCC.