American president forgets own troubled backyard to bring peace to ‘vicious’ Africa

Nduta Waweru July 13, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their bilateral breakfast, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

America is going through the most right now: detention of immigrant children; school shootings; racist attacks and police brutality on black people and discrimination against LGBTQ and women, to the point of being named one of the world’s most dangerous countries for women.

President Donald Trump has not said much over these issues.

However, he recently stated that he is planning to build the American military and bring peace to the world, especially to ‘vicious’ Africa.

“Africa right now has got problems like few people would even understand. It is so sad, it is so vicious and violent,” he said at the NATO Summit meeting in London.

“We are going to have a military like we’ve never had before. We’ve given out orders for you know, the best fighter jets in the world, the best ships, the best everything but hopefully, we’ll never have to use them,” he said.

Trump is known to have made racist remarks over Africa, calling countries shitholes and forgetting the names of others.

In this case, as well, he could not mention the African country undergoing ‘vicious and violent,” situation- perpetuating the age-old stereotype of the dark continent.

That he believes American military will bring peace to the world means that he does not keep a good track on the chaos the military has brought to countries in Africa like Libya and the Middle East.

America has a number of known and secret bases in Africa and has been trying to strengthen ties with a number of nations, except a few countries under its ban list.

It would be interesting to see the kind of military intervention that America has planned and how they will be implemented in Africa.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: July 13, 2018


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