By Clara Chapman
Washington DC, United States,
US business magnate Donald Trump has hit out at African leaders with weird tendencies of clinging on to power even when their time is up at the helm.
Trump who is also a Republican presidential candidate seemed to target the dictators who attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Tanzania President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli in Dar Es Salaam. Trump commanded them to imitate what they saw in Tanzania and stop bullying their citizens around.
“I want to ask those dictators who attended the swearing-in ceremony of ‘Megafool’ (Magufuli) in Tanzania to do what they saw when they are defeated in polls. I am glad that some of the most notorious ones were were there and they were actually seated together. Whoever organized for their sitting arrangements must have done it purposely to give them a clear view of the transition. I am happy that three of the most notorious were in front line and saw how gentlemen transact their business so comradely. I hope that when they get to their countries, they’ll desist from amending the constitution to make themselves life Presidents. When I become President, I’ll definitely show them how to do things. I may have fecklessly unleashed some derogatory remarks on some blacks especially African-Americans as some people perceive, but I am sincere on this one. When I become President of the United States, I ASSURE you that you will automatically behave yourselves”
Three of Africa’s most stubborn dictators who were seated in front row – according to Trump – were Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Uncle Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. They seemed shocked by the smooth transition. Trump was speaking after hosting Saturday Night Live.