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Museveni: ‘I Love Trump, Americans Have Best President Ever’

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has confessed his undying love for Donald Trump, the United States of America President.

Museveni said there was nothing wrong with Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments in reference to African nations.

The President made the remarks during the State of Nation address for East African Legislative Assembly in Kampala on Tuesday.

“I love Trump. Americans have the best President ever. I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly. The Africans need to solve their problems, they need to be strong. Africa is weak and it’s their fault,” Museveni said.

Museveni’s remarks follow reports from the international media in which Trump was quoted in a 12th January 2018, meeting with of representatives from congress to discuss a bipartisan immigration deal.

In the meeting, Trump is reported to have  protested the proposal to protect immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, with the Trump reportedly saying, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Trump’s remarks were met with fury from across the globe with the African Union demanding an apology from Trump.

However, Museveni didn’t find the need for Trump to apologise, saying that it was time Africa admitted being weak and should devise means of how to make the continent strong on the global scene.

“In the world, you can’t survive when you are not strong. If you aren’t strong and somebody tells you are weak I love that person because he is doing my work. I have been telling Africans these things, but from another angle. So that we can be able to speak and act with one voice,” Museveni said.

He also made a strong case for the United East Africa.

“… We wouldn’t have an Idd Amin in the united East Africa because when Idi Amin came up, Mwalimu (Julius Nyerere of Tanzania then) couldn’t intervene because Uganda was an independent country, so because of sovereignity you have the right to kill your people,” the President said, adding: “If we had the integration, the genocide in Rwanda couldn’t have happened because East Africa couldn’t have occurred in Rwanda.

The genocide in Rwanda was stopped by RPF and I supported them because I couldn’t support them openly because they would say I am the bad one. So this chaos in Somalia, we can’t do anything because we are limited because you can’t do this because they are sovereign.”

He added: “This integration we are talking about is about the future of our people, it isn’t about positions. When I hear you fighting for positions, I feel sorry for you. These people we are negotiating with, some of them are big countries, some of them big groups. It is important that we negotiate as East Africa, because if we attend to go alone, in the end those people will not attend much to us. The strength is in togetherness. We will be more listened to than Uganda’s 40 million [people].

I will be causing myself a curse if I don’t talk about East African integration.”

 

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