UGANDA – President of Uganda, Yoweri Moseveni has given a speech declaring his “love” for US President Donald Trump. Earlier in January, Mr Trump was accused of referring to African nations as “shithole” countries during an immigration meeting.
Trump denied making these remarks but US senators who were attending the meeting saying that he did.
“America has got one of the best presidents ever,” Museveni said to laughter during the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALS) in the capital of Uganda, Kampala.
“I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly. The Africans need to solve their problems, the African are weak.”
His comments are in opposition to the reaction of many leaders who have condemned Trump’s language. People in Haiti, another country that Mr Trump disparaged, protested against the president’s remarks.
Museveni’s defence of the US president came just hours after the US ambassador to Uganda criticised Mr Trump. “[His words] are obviously quite disturbing and upsetting,” said Deborah Malac.
Trump used the words “shithole countries” when he was asking why the United States should accept immigrants from Haiti and some countries in Africa. Mr Trump also allegedly said that Afganistan was a terrorist haven, all people from Haiti “have Aids”, and that Nigerians would never “go back to their huts” once allowed into the US.