On Tuesday, the leader of one African nation shook up the media's narrative about the continent of Africa being up in arms about President Donald Trump's "s***hole" remark. Speaking to a group of lawmakers at the East African Legislative Assembly, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni came to Trump's defense over his recent comments.
"America has got one of the best presidents ever. Mr. Trump. I love Trump," Museveni said, The Washington Post reports. "I love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly. I don't know if he's misquoted or whatever, but when he speaks I like him because he speaks frankly."
"It is the fault of the Africans that they are weak. They have this huge continent," Museveni continued. "If you look at Africa, Africa is 12 times the size of India, in terms of land area, lots of resources, and the population is growing now. Why can't we make Africa strong?"
Museveni even wrote an article titled "The Confusion, Ingratitude as well as danger of Western Liberals & the Trump Therapy" in which he slams leftists and embraces Trump's way of thinking. Museveni writes that during the U.S. presidential campaign he noticed Trump talking about "convergence rather than divergence" when it came to international affairs:
This is where Mr. Trump comes in. He says: “Why do we not examine the possibility of working with Russia against common threats, such as terrorism?” The liberals then shout that Mr. Trump must be having a secret agenda with Mr. Putin etc. This is why we could think of looking into the possibility of talking about the Trump Therapy for strategic myopia and recklessness in the West.
Museveni doubled-down on his support for Trump on his Twitter account:
Museveni praised Trump in another tweet from April of last year:
A further review of Museveni's Twitter account reveals no such praise or adoration for former President Barack Obama.