Democrats are furious following claims that President Trump referred to some African countries as s***holes.
They have spent the past week talking about almost nothing besides that claim.
But one statement from former President Obama’s past is sure to make them regret attacking Trump over this.
Following President Trump’s alleged statements liberals have been up in arms.
Some have even gone far enough to claim that it isn’t African countries that are s***holes, but the United States that is.
But while they are attacking Trump for bringing up the terrible conditions across most of Africa, they are ignoring statements made by former President Obama in 2009.
In an unexpected turn of events, President Obama railed against the conditions in Africa, and blamed them on the Africans themselves.
Ahead of a visit to Ghana, he stated that it was the Africans to blame for Africa, and claims that Western oppression and racism were to blame were not true.
As reported by The Telegraph on July 9th, 2009:
“Ahead of a visit to Ghana at the weekend, he said: “Ultimately, I’m a big believer that Africans are responsible for Africa.
“I think part of what’s hampered advancement in Africa is that for many years we’ve made excuses about corruption or poor governance, that this was somehow the consequence of neo-colonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism – I’m not a big – I’m not a believer in excuses.
Mr. Obama, the son of a Kenyan, added: “I’d say I’m probably as knowledgeable about African history as anybody who’s occupied my office. And I can give you chapter and verse on why the colonial maps that were drawn helped to spur on conflict, and the terms of trade that were uneven emerging out of colonialism.
“And yet the fact is we’re in 2009,” continued the US president. “The West and the United States has not been responsible for what’s happened to Zimbabwe’s economy over the last 15 or 20 years.
“It hasn’t been responsible for some of the disastrous policies that we’ve seen elsewhere in Africa. And I think that it’s very important for African leadership to take responsibility and be held accountable.””
This is one of many occasions that Democrats have been caught railing against President Trump’s statements and policies only to be exposed for supporting them in years past.
Despite the fact that Democrats have railed against President Trump, calling him racist, for his policy of building a border wall, they once supported similar legislation.
In 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton voted to build a border fence on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Democrats seem to oppose anything that the President supports and cases like this show that it has almost nothing to do with their beliefs, and everything to do with their hatred for President Trump.
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