On Trump’s “Nambia” Faux-Pas: Has He Gone Too Far?

This could spell the end of Trump’s presidency as we know it.

From Newsweek:

President Donald Trump hasn’t had much to say about Africa during his first eight months in office.

But on Wednesday, Trump’s addressed to a working lunch of African leaders didn’t get off to a great start. 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.

Foremost among these was Trump’s creation of a non-existent African country, Nambia. Twice during his speech, Trump referred to Nambia: firstly to welcome its leader, and secondly to state that “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”

It’s almost as if African nations, including the made-up Nambia, have zero relevancy to Americans whatsoever, outside of the many billions of dollars in defaulted loans Central Bankers perpetually forgave through the insidious machinations of the Federal Reserve, IMF, and World Bank several decades ago.

Thank goodness we switched to an “aid” model where we no longer expect a return! Anyway, foreign aid, it was explained to me, always finds its way back to the wallet of Americans. Don’t ask me how, though, since that part was never explained. We’re just lucky Trump didn’t offer Nambia a billion dollar check.

I mean, it’s not like were enriching African despots while also artificially expanding the total population of Africans to the tune of several billion. I’m sure African governments have better things to do than figure out ways to keep their subjects from starving. That, as you know, is America’s job.

But wait, it gets worse:

Besides the Nambia gaffe, Trump also referred to Africa’s “tremendous business potential” before going on to speak about how U.S. firms were seeking to benefit from African markets.

“I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money,” said Trump.

The U.S. president’s comment was interpreted by many through the lens of colonialism, whereby European and other Western countries have exploited the natural resources and people of many African countries.

The Democratic Republic of Congo, for example, was under Belgian colonial rule for almost 100 years; millions of Congolese were killed as Belgian King Leopold II turned the country into a forced labor camp to harvest rubber and other resources.

Although the writer does not state so explicitly, could it be possible that Trump has ties to the long-deceased King Leopold? This writer, for one, thinks it entirely possible.

More likely, perhaps, is that Trump is in contact with the current colonizers of the Black Continent, who, curiously, were not mentioned in the Newsweek article. He did say something about the Chinese really, really loving him at some point in the campaign.

I can see him getting along well with that guy. To be honest, I thought Nambia was a real place, too.

 

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