Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni praised President Trump for being “frank” following the president’s alleged remarks calling certain countries “sh**hole countries” in a meeting on immigration earlier this month.
"Donald Trump speaks to Africans frankly. Africans need to solve their problems," Museveni tweeted Tuesday.
The third purpose for integration is strategic security. Donald Trump speaks to Africans frankly. Africans need to solve their problems. You can't survive if you are weak. It is the Africans' fault that they are weak. We are12 times the size of India, but why are we not strong?— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) January 23, 2018
He gave Trump even higher praise in a speech to members of the regional East African Legislative Assembly released Tuesday.
"America has got one of the best presidents ever. Mr. Trump. I love Trump," Museveni said in a video released by local media.
"I love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly,” he continued. “I don't know if he's misquoted or whatever, but when he speaks I like him because he speaks frankly. They need to be strong. In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak and it is the fault of Africans if they are weak."
Meseveni’s opinion does not appear to be widely shared as some African presidents, including the President of Ghana, condemned the reported remarks.
The government of Botswana issued a statement at the time condemning the remarks and asking if they were a sh**hole country.
President Trump acknowledged that “tough” language was used at the immigration meeting but denied using the language reported by the media. He added that he “should record” future meetings.