South African Twitterati dumps on Trump over land expropriation comment
South Africans have taken exception to US President Donald Trump's comments on land expropriation.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted: "I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers."
That tweet followed a Fox News report on land expropriation in SA.
Fox News has a hyper partisan conservative news bias, with unfair interpretation of news, according to Ad Fontes Media, based in the US state of Colorado.
Twitter users were quick to express their reaction to the US president's comments:
I’ve reserved my comments on the fact that African Americans are still owed more than they have been given by America - considering that they also took land from the Native Americans - history is resetting its self so let it be! #LandExpropriation https://t.co/1ETprV9ER2— Unati Gwija (@Unati_G) August 23, 2018
For @realDonaldTrump to tweet absolute lies about SA is a real pity. Maybe you want to ask @SecPompeo to study how US corporates are contributing in SA to tax evasion via base erosion. @CyrilRamaphosa look into such insutls meant to curtail redress #LandExpropriation https://t.co/h9Ui1VSpmS— Bongani (@Bongza37) August 23, 2018
@realDonaldTrump thanks for your input kodwa this our constitution and it will be changed for the betterment of a black person. We are not and will never be your slaves nja ndini. #LandExpropriation pic.twitter.com/2Obi82AqsK— ProKid (@msifo) August 23, 2018
#LandExpropriation donald Trump should learn how to mind his own business— xolani (@xoxsmanlive) August 23, 2018
"Donald Trump & these so-called analysts must just mind their own business & we'll also mind ours???? #LandExpropriation without compensation will happen. I didn't see any intervention from America when our land was stolen & when our people marginalized & massacred." pic.twitter.com/XfG8IPXhgi— Richporter (@SthembisoZondi0) August 23, 2018
#LandExpropriation trump needs to stay out of our business !!!— Thabiile (@tharbilay) August 23, 2018
America be out here acting like global prefects, meddling in issues they know nothing about. This tweet has me worked up like - UNGENAPHI ????? Where do they get this "entitlement" to Africa? #LandExpropriation #DonaldTrump— Anita Nxuseka (@AnitaNxuseka) August 23, 2018
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