Why my friends go to Africa

Ruben Ruiz
September 22, 2017

President Donald Trump applauded the healthcare system of a nonexistent African nation during a luncheon with African leaders in New York City Sept. 20, The Hill reports.

Trump also said that he had friends going to Africa "to get rich". In his brief speech, which lasted just under seven minutes, Trump made several faux-pas that left many on social media questioning the extent of his knowledge of African history and geography. Suffice to say, no such country exists (Trump was likely trying, and failing, to pronounce the name of Namibia).

That said, some were quick to point out that the meat of Trump's speech was accurate, in the sense that Africa does have huge business potential.

"Uganda has made incredible strides in the battle against HIV/AIDS", Trump stated.

"We can not have prosperity if we're not healthy", the American president said. "In response, the president was quickly trolled [VIDEO], including from the host of "#The Late Show" #Stephen Colbert. 'In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak, ' Trump told African leaders gathered Wednesday.

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"For American firms, it has become a place they have to go".

The trend weakens the fragile economies of African countries and plunges them into more debt by taking away their ability to pay back their loans.

Trump hosted a UN lunch with a range of leaders from African nations in NY on Wednesday and during a speech went to congratulate them on their economic progress.

"President Donald Trump lavished praise on the health care system of Nambia during a speech at the United Nations".

Other reports by GizPress

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