After rudely replying the US president’s threat to have him and other sit-tight dictators arrested, Mugabe makes headline on his birthday for supporting Trump’s nationalism policies.
One minute, Mugabe calls Donald Trump a “madman” and “Hitler’s grandson”, next he sees the brilliance behind his “America first” principle.
In fact Mugabe advocates that Americans should give President Donald Trump a chance.
Before Trump won the election, President Mugabe was hopeful that he would get along with Donald Trump.
The past US administration placed sanctions on Zimbabwe in reaction to Mugabe’s breach of human rights principles and for his dictatorial leadership style.
Mugabe knew if “Madam Hillary” won the November elections, the situation could be worse.
“I was surprised by his election, but I did not like Madam Clinton to win either,”
“I knew she could slap sanctions on us as a legacy.”
However, Trump, right from his campaign last year promised to unseat African sit-tight leaders like Mugabe and Museveni.
“I will lock Mugabe and Museveni in prison if I become President.”
On his first day in office as the president of the United States, Trump vowed to carry out his campaign promise of arresting African dictators to the last.
“I promised to deal with corrupt leaders and I will make sure within my first month in office, these 7 corrupt and evil men are brought before the International Criminal Court.”
“I want to reiterate here before America’s greatest heroes that I will not condone any dictatorial tendencies exhibited by dictators around the world especially the two old men from Zimbabwe and Uganda.”
Trump has plans to see to the ousting of Robert Mugabe, S.A’s Jacob Zuma, Swaziland King Mswati III, Omar Al-Bashir, President of Sudan, José Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola , Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea and Yoweri Museveni President of Uganda.
In response to Donald Trump, Mugabe in his usual raw and direct manner said this,
“May I state here that Trump will never take us anywhere because we Africans are the strongest and fearless in the universe.”
“I wish everyone to Know that I have nothing to fear and I want to tell the world that Hitler’s descendant (Trump) has taken after him and he is about to do his worst should the people of America make a mistake of electing him”
“Just like his grandfather Hitler caused World War II, and he wants to create World War III to leave behind a legacy but the world will not allow that.”
“How do you even start imagining that you are going to arrest a man like myself? Is that Trump’s head okay?”
“And, are there enough doctors in America to check this man’s psychiatric condition?”
With all of the unfriendly exchange of words, Mugabe identifies with the radical US president on his nationalism strategies.
One sure thing is that Mugabe has succeeded in warding off all forms of external political influence or intervention all through his years as the president. He worryingly has appeared to be above the law.
Over and over he has stated that “Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans”. For a leader with that mindset, giving a thumbs up to President Trump for his “America first” move is expected.
Regardless of their growing strife, Mugabe totally agrees with Trump’s nationalism policy.
“When it comes to Donald Trump talking of American nationalism… America for Americans – on that we agree. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans.”