South African government slams Trump for alleged crude, disparaging insults against Nelson Mandela - 2020-09-08
A report that U.S. President Donald Trump made crude, disparaging remarks about Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning former leader, has drawn an angry response from South Africa's ruling party and others.
According to a book written by Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, Trump said that Mandela, who guided South Africa in its politically fraught transition from a racist apartheid government to a democracy, was a terrible leader.
Cohen wrote that after Mandela's death in 2013, Trump said: "Mandela f -- -ed the whole country up. Now it's a shithole. F -- k Mandela. He was no leader."