"I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly", President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday, shortly after the USA ambassador apologized for Trump's recent reference to African nations as "shithole countries".
Museveni's backing of Trump fell in ideal line with his country's reluctance to condemn the White House over its new policy for Jerusalem.
President Yoweri Museveni has applauded his United States counterpart Donald Trump for his critical approach to Africa.
"America has got one of the best Presidents ever", Mr Museveni said to laughter during the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
"I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly", AP reported Museveni saying on Tuesday, shortly after the USA ambassador to Uganda apologised for Trump's recent reference to African nations as "shithole countries".More news: Another milestone for New Zealand space industry - Parker
On Monday, people in Haiti, another country that Mr Trump disparaged, protested against the USA president's remarks.
"I don't know whether he was misquoted or whatever".
Trump has denied using that vulgar language in particular, instead calling the language "tough".
The African union which represents its 54 members condemned the remark as reprehensible. After all, he says, if African countries are bad places to live, is not that the fault of those in charge? "If you look at Africa, Africa is 12 times the size of India, in terms of land area, lots of resources, and the population is growing now. So, I entirely agree, Africa is full of very smart people, only that we do not have sometimes the opportunities that people in the first world do have". "What the president doesn't grasp is that if some African nations have been reduced to 'shithole countries, ' it's precisely because they've been run by leaders like Trump", Olopade wrote.
While meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac on Tuesday, she asked what Trump meant by his uncomplimentary remarks.