JOHANNESBURG, Jan 24 – While much of the world, and most of the African continent, has expressed their revulsion at US President Donald Trump’s derogatory and demeaning remarks about Africa, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has bucked the trend and not only declared his love for the American president but said that he should be praised for not mincing his words.
“I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly,” AP reported Museveni saying on Tuesday, shortly after the US ambassador to Uganda apologised for Trump’s recent reference to African nations as “shithole countries.”
“I don’t know whether he was misquoted or whatever. But he talks to Africans frankly,” Museveni added. “In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak.”
The Ugandan leader, addressing members of the regional East African Legislative Assembly, went on to say that Trump was an honest man too.
However, earlier in the day US Ambassador Deborah Malac met Uganda’s speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, and described Trump’s controversial remark as “obviously quite disturbing and upsetting”.
– African News Agency (ANA),