Before his foul-mouthed comments about African countries, US President Donald Trump had praised the continent as a place of “tremendous business potential”.
He made the comments during a speech to African leaders at an event in New York in September.
“In this room, I see partners for promoting prosperity and peace on a range of economic, humanitarian, and security issues,” he said.
He singled out Uganda for “its incredible strides in the battle against HIV/Aids” and Namibia for its health system, which he said was “increasingly self-sufficient”.
He also poured praise on Guinea and Nigeria for their fight against the Ebola outbreak.
He told the African leaders that he has “so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you”.