Uganda‘s president turns 77 years a few days after he declared his “love” for Donald Trump despite recent alleged remarks describing Haiti, El Salvador and other African nations as “s***hole countries”.
Mr Trump was accused of making the comment earlier this month during an immigration debate in a closed-door discussion at the White House.
It roused the ire of world leaders including France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and led to thousands of people protesting on the streets of Haiti.
However, despite the alleged slight – which Mr Trump denied – Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni said the US President should be praised for not mincing his words.
“I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly,” the country’s president said while addressing the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
“I don’t know whether he was misquoted or whatever, but he talks to Africans frankly.
“In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak.”
The declaration came shortly after the US ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac, apologised for Mr Trump’s controversial remarks.