President Robert Mugabe has been discussing American politics mostly about issues that have to do with President Trump and his main rival in the November 2016 polls, Hillary Clinton.
The president who turns 93 tomorrow, is quoted by the state-owned Herald Newspaper as stating a clear preference for Trump over Hillary.
His preference for Trump arose from two reasons. Trump’s American nationalism agenda being the first reason.
“When it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand talking of American nationalism, well America for America, America for Americans – on that we agree. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans,” he said.
Whiles admitting that he did not know Trump well, Mugabe is of the view that the new occupant of the White House needed time. ‘‘I do not know him. Give him time,’‘ adding that ‘‘Mr Trump may even re-look the sanctions on Zimbabwe.’‘
He further intimated that Harare was ready to work with the new Republican administration.
Whiles singing Trump’s praises, the nonagenarian – who is Africa’s oldest political leader – said even though he was surprised by Trump’s electoral victory, Hillary was also not an option in his view.
‘‘I was surprised by his election, but i did not like Madam Clinton to win either,’‘ he continued, ‘‘You see, I knew she could slap sanctions on us as a legacy. (Indeed) Obama did that just before he left.
‘‘Why did he have to do it? Why didn’t he leave the incoming incumbent to make his own decision? We are just now under sanctions imposed not by Donald Trump but by Obama. What arrogance is that?,’‘ he said.