Amid the ridiculous claims (from a lying Democrat nonetheless) that President Donald Trump referred to African counties as “sh*thole countries,” Trump has come out to say that he not only “deeply respects” the people, but also pledges a “strong and respectful relationships” with their leaders. He allegedly sent this in a letter earlier this week.
Trump added in the letter that he will offer his “best wishes for a successful summit,” while also noting that the Trump administration is committed to ensuring “free, fair and reciprocal trade” with African countries.
This comes after Uganda President Yoweri Museveni made comments about loving Trump. He said admits that African governments need some serious work, but added, “I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly. The Africans need to solve their problems.”
The letter came ahead of an African Union summit in Ethiopia, which is taking place this weekend.
He said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an “extended visit” to the region in March.
After the alleged comments came to light, U.S. diplomats in Africa and elsewhere were summoned by respective governments to explain the remarks. African ambassadors in Washington demanded apologies from the White House.
The African Union also demanded an apology from Trump earlier this month, saying that the reported remarks “dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity.”
Trump met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the chairman of the African Union, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. He called their discussions “tremendous.”
President Trump still stands by the fact that he did not make the explicit comments. However, I can’t help but think: even if he did, is he really wrong?
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