ARROGANT, SUPERFICIAL, UNINFORMED- MANDELA FOUNDATION HITS BACK AT DONALD TRUMP FOR INSULTING REMARKS
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has described US President Donald Trump as arrogant, superficial and uninformed.
The invectives came as a response to statements attributed to Trump about African leaders in general and Nelson Mandela in particular, in a book by Michael Cohen titled 'Disloyal'.
In a book scheduled to be published this week, Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen alleged that the US President said Mandela was no leader.
"Mandela f*cked the whole country up. Now it's a sh*thole. F*ck Mandela. He was no leader," Cohen claimed Trump said of the late anti-apartheid hero and South Africa's first Black president.
The US president allegedly did not stop there. In a CNN report, Cohen alleged that Trump also made denigrating remarks about African leaders.well. "Tell me one country run by a black person that isn't a sh*thole...They are all complete f*cking toilets".
Recall that the US President was accused of referring to African countries as "shithole countries" in 2018.
Read below the full response of the Nelson Mandela Foundation to Donald Trump below:
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.