Trump’s a fan of Madiba‚ but he’s not very fond of Africa

Apart from the late Nelson Mandela‚ US president-elect Donald Trump has not had many nice things to say about Africa.

South Africa in particular‚ the populist demagogue has said‚ is crime-ridden and one of its high-profile judges is a “moron”.

Here is a selection of Trump’s opinions:

On Madiba

When the former statesman died in 2013‚ Trump took to Instagram to say the world icon was a special man and will be missed.

Nelson Mandela and myself had a wonderful relationship–he was a special man and will be missed.

A photo posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

On South Africa

Despite his fondness for the late president‚ Trump had this to say about SA: “I really like Nelson Mandela but South Africa is a crime ridden mess that is just waiting to explode-not a good situation for the people!”

… and …

“As I have long been saying‚ South Africa is a total — and very dangerous — mess. Just watch the evening news (when not talking weather).”

On Judge Thokozile Masipa

During Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial for shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp‚ Trump was clearly not impressed with Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa acquitting him of the more serious murder charge.

“The judge in the Oscar Pistorious case is a total moron. She said he didn’t act like a killer. This is another O.J. disaster!”

On Africa

Following former President Barack Obama’s pledge of $7-billion to support the building of reliable electric power grids in sub-Saharan Africa‚ Trump took to Twitter and said: “Every penny of the $7 billion going to Africa as per Obama will be stolen-corruption is rampant!”

On African politicians

Trump said African leaders – and those in the opposition parties — are greedy.

“Look at African countries like Nigeria or Kenya‚ for instance‚ those people are stealing from their government and go to invest the money in foreign countries. From the government to the opposition‚ they only qualify to be used as a case study whenever bad examples are required.”

Meanwhile President Jacob Zuma has on behalf of the government and people of South Africa congratulated USA President-elect Donald Trump on his victory.

– TMG Digital




4 thoughts on “Trump’s a fan of Madiba‚ but he’s not very fond of Africa

  • November 12, 2016 at 7:45 am

    So the criminal name of Zuma has spread far and wide … even ignorant Trump knows about Zuma shenigans …… it is a small world Zuma. When you leave , and you will, you are going to find the world a hostile place !! Your last days will be filled with trauma.

  • November 12, 2016 at 7:43 am

    It appears that these are the only comments that the media has about Donald Trump and South Africa. We have seen these statements over and over and over.. getting boring. They are perfectly true anyway, we are a corrupt mess

  • November 9, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Would be great if he could tell Zuma publicly what a corrupt fool he is!

  • November 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Smart man!!!! I like him!!


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