- Patrice Motsepe's declaration of Africa's love for US President Donald Trump didn't sit well with many
- The EFF has blasted he billionaire for the statement they say was driven by greed
- Motsepe's comments are viewed as an attempt to further his own business interests by the Red Berets
The Economic Freedom Fighters have blasted billionaire Patrice Motsepe over his recent comments.
Briefly.co.za reported that the businessman had been filmed addressing US President Donald Trump during the World Economic Forum:
"Africa loves America. Africa loves you. It's very, very important. We want America to do well. We want you to do well. The success of America is the success of the rest of the world."
While Trump was thankful for the glowing review, citizens weren't impressed that Motsepe had spoken on behalf of the entire continent.
The EFF reflected this view in their scathing statement on the matter, commenting that:
"These remarks are a gross misrepresentation made in an attempt to pursue his selfish business interests."
The party pointed out that 'Trump's anti-black racism is well known' adding that he had actively campaigned against Barak Obama.
The Central Park Five, teenagers wrongfully convicted of a crime, was also mentioned with the EFF saying that Trump had led the 'modern-day lynching':
"Motsepe's statement is an insult to the African-Americans who have been directly affected by Trump's racism ... Motsepe has no business whatsoever talking about the continent's love to a racist. His remarks must be dismissed with contempt."
As recently as last year, Trump's view on the continent had been in the spotlight, with the politician referencing immigrants from 'sh*thole countries'.
The American leader had sought to favour immigrants from more stable nations, such as Norway, instead of citizens from struggling African nations.
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