America is like one big Orania now … with an orange-faced leader

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula compared the United States of America to the Afrikaner enclave of Orania following the election of Donald Trump as the new president.

Taking to Twitter shortly after Trump’s victory was confirmed on Wednesday‚ Mbalula said: “America is like one big Orania now.”

Orania is an Afrikaner-only town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape. Orania is also a old variant of the Afrikaans word for orange‚ a colour that has often been associated with Trump’s skin tone‚ with more that one commentator observing that Donald Trump could become “the first orange president of the USA”.

Twitter user Garren B ?@Lord–G55 picked up on this‚ replying to Mbalula’s tweet thus: “@MbalulaFikile with an orange faced leader…”

Mbalula also poked fun at outgoing president Barack Obama‚ saying he should have stayed on for a third term like African presidents do.

“Tweeps‚ Mr Obama ignored his African roots and didn’t seek a third term like African leaders. Hahah *on a lighter note*… if only”

 

 

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