Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said he “loves” US President Donald Trump who recently called African countries “shitholes”, privately-owned Daily Monitor reports.
Mr Trump had been discussing immigration policy to the US when he reportedly used the word to describe people he wants barred from entering the US.
He has however denied he used the word, saying only he used “tough language”.
Mr Museveni made the comments while addressing the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) assembly in Kampala.
He said Mr Trump was “the best” US president and that he was frank with Africans.
Watch him making the remarks:
The Monitor also reports the US ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac, told the parliament’s speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, that Mr Trump’s comment about the continent was insensitive.
Obvious for people like me and many of my colleagues who have spent many years working in Africa, have many relationships and friendships across the continent, [the comments] are obviously quite disturbing and upsetting…”
Mr Trump’s comments were deemed vulgar and were widely condemned by African leaders. The African Union even called on the US president to apologise.