America for Americans— on that we agree: Mugabe

In an interview to commemorate his 93rd birthday, a hopeful President Robert Mugabe spoke for the first time about Donald Trump election.

While questioning the logic and practicality of the wall on America’s border with Mexico, Mugabe said the world should wait and see how Trump’s policies unfolded.

Below is the rest of his statement on Trump leadership

“I was surprised by his election, but I didn’t like Madam Clinton to win either. You see, I knew she could slap sanctions on us as a legacy. Indeed (former US presient Barrack) Obama did that just before he left. Why did he have to do it?… Why didn’t he leave it to 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?

“But anyway, when it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand talking of American nationalism, well America for Americans, Africa for Africans — on that we agree. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans.
“But he is radical. I don’t know whether the construction of the wall between America and Mexico is feasible; a feasible proposition. It appears quite nasty. I don’t know how the Mexicans will take it. I thought the Americans once loved Mexico.

“I don’t know. Give him time. He might come up with better policies,” said the President; adding that Mr Trump might even re-look the sanctions on Zimbabwe.

Mugabe turns 93 on 21 February and is contesting Zimbabwe 2018 elections.