President Museveni "i love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly"

President Museveni addressing East African Legislative Assembly legislators today

President Museveni addressing East African Legislative Assembly legislators today

Nana Akufo-Addo, president of Ghana, suggested he could not "accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful", while Macky Sall, president of Senegal, said he was "shocked" by the comments and "Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of all".

She said the comment attributed to Mr Trump will not distract her from working with the government and the people of Uganda.

On Monday, people in Haiti, another country that Mr Trump disparaged, protested against the USA president's remarks. "But he talks to Africans frankly", Museveni added.

He expressed his affection for the American president in response to the United States ambassador's reported apology for Trump's recent reference to African nations as "shithole countries".

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Mr Trump later denied using the derogatory phrase, saying he had merely used "tough" language, although many officials present at the White House meeting have confirmed that "sh*thole" was the exact word used. "In the world, you can not survive if you are weak", he said.

Speaking on Tuesday, however, Museveni suggested he felt differently about the comments. After all, he says, if African countries are bad places to live, is not that the fault of those in charge?

Museveni has directly praised Trump before - just weeks ago in a New Year's address, the Ugandan leader said he liked Trump. "But, secondly I think President Museveni also is being strategic, he understands that by being in the good books of Trump, it might mean better things and less problems for him down the road".

However, earlier in the day US Ambassador Deborah Malac met Uganda's speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, and described Trump's controversial remark as "obviously quite disturbing and upsetting".

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