Known for his comments like Covfefe [we still don’t know what US President Donald Trump meant], ‘Let’s make Merica great again’, Trump has now angered South Africans with his latest comments.
The US president said he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures” and the killing of farmers there, and South Africans are livid.
I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2018
Trump’s tweet appeared to be a response to a Fox News report on Wednesday that focused on South Africa’s land issue and murders of white farmers.
Social media has been abuzz with comments expressing anger, sarcasm and concern:
If there’s one thing @realDonaldTrump does really well is create a diversion, whenever he’s faced with a scandal which is often. His chosen shiny object today is South Africa and the so-called farm murders and land grabs. This needs to be handled Mr President @CyrilRamaphosa pic.twitter.com/JbmWrlBgdr
— Pumza Fihlani (@Pumza_Fihlani) August 23, 2018
— eNCA (@eNCA) August 23, 2018
Fox anchor, Tucker Carlson, described the South African government as racist.
He said what the South African government is doing, is far more racist than anything Trump has ever done.