Nelson Mandela Foundation slams President Trump over alleged remarks

Nelson Mandela Foundation slams President Trump over alleged remarks

- The Nelson Mandela Foundation has fired back at President Donald Trump over his alleged remarks about Madiba

- According to a soon-to-be released book by Michael Cohen, the US president called Mandela a poor leader

- The Nelson Mandela Foundation did not take kindly to the comments and decided to give Trump a taste of his own medicine

- The drama trended on social media as tweeps across the world weighed in on the US head of state's alleged statements

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation is not happy with US President Donald Trump after it was revealed he allegedly said Madiba "f***ed the whole country up" and turned it into a "s**thole".

A book by Michael Cohen is set to be released this week which claims Trump called Mandela and other black African presidents poor leaders. Taking to its official website, the foundation slammed Trump over the disparaging comments.

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The statement read:

"The Nelson Mandela Foundation has noted the statements attributed to the US President Donald Trump about African leaders in general and Nelson Mandela in particular, in a book by Michael Cohen titled 'Disloyal'.
"We do not believe that leaders who conduct themselves in the way Mr Trump does are in a position to offer authoritative commentary on the life and work of Madiba. Reflecting on leadership, Madiba once said: 'A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.'
"We would recommend these words to Mr Trump for consideration."
Nelson Mandela Foundation slams President Trump over alleged remarks

A book by Michael Cohen, 'Disloyal', accuses US President Trump of making unflattering remarks about African leaders in general and Nelson Mandela in particular. Photo: Thomas Imo / Tom Pennington
Source: Getty Images

Nelson Mandela and Trump both trended online after his alleged comments were made public and tweeps around the world reacted to the drama.

Ben Jacobs commented:

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"The President of the United States being condemned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation was not on my 2020 bingo card."

Twitter user, @mokhaleamos, wrote:

"In Trump's world, no black person around the globe would come out as a good leader. By the way, if Obama had done and said all the things this racist has done and said, he would be impeached by now."

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In other news, the Gauteng High Court has granted Clicks an interdict effectively preventing the Economic Freedom Fighters from halting its operations amid threats of a week-long protest.

The matter ordered the EFF leader Julius Malema and other high-ranking party officials to cease attempts to stop numerous Clicks branches from opening. The interdict bars the EFF from intimidating and threatening employees working at stores as well as customers intending to shop at any of the branches.

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In addition to this, the EFF was barred from 'inciting violence against the ordinary commercial operations' of the company at the centre of so much controversy and outrage.

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