Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni praises "best" American president Trump for speaking "frankly" about "shithole" African countries https://t.co/GBvfnJa6JC pic.twitter.com/Vn0MRLqsBT— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 24, 2018
Ugandan president tells other African leaders: ‘I love Trump’ https://t.co/8wfZftP1V8— TheBlaze (@theblaze) January 24, 2018
“America has got one of the best presidents ever,” Museveni said, during the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly on Tuesday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital.
According to The Associated Press, the statements arose during Museveni’s speech about the need for Africa’s integration.
“I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly,” Museveni said during the meeting. “I don’t know whether he was misquoted or whatever. But he talks to Africans frankly. In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak.”
Museveni has served as the Ugandan president since 1986.
‘‘Africans need to solve their problems … Africa is 12 times the size of India, in terms of land area, lots of resources and now, the population is growing. Why can’t we make Africa strong?” Museveni challenged the legislators.