Guest Contributor | Jul 29, 2020 | 0
Trump congratulates “s**thole country”, Namibia, on 30th Independence anniversary
US President Donald Trump sent a congratulatory message to the President HE Dr. Hage Geingob and the Namibian people on the occasion of the 30th Independence anniversary.
Trump, who in 2018 questioned why people from “s**thole countries” like Haiti and African nations are allowed to enter the US, said that Namibia’s strong democratic traditions were evident in its peaceful national elections in November last year.
Trumps message, distributed through the US Embassy in Namibia quoted Trump saying that Namibia’s continued commitment to human rights and the protection of individual freedoms remains a model in the region and around the world.
Trump highlighted his pride that the United States has been able to support Namibia’s successful response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and applauded its commitment of resources to addressing this issue.
Trump, who also infamously pronounced Namibia as “Nambia” at a lunch with African leaders in 2017, said he looks forward to increasing further bilateral trade and investment to benefit both Namibia and the US.
Namibia celebrates 30 years of Independence on Saturday, 21 March, which coincides with the inauguration of Geingob for his second and final term.