Trump praises Kagame at Davos meeting
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations.
He praised the U.S. partnership with Rwanda during a meeting with its president at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
Trump’s meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (keh-GAH’-may) came after Trump drew widespread condemnation for allegedly referring to African nations as “shithole countries” in dismissing a bipartisan immigration proposal, according to those at the meeting.
Trump has denied using that language. Others present insist he did.
Trump described “tremendous discussions” with Kagame, who is beginning a one-year term as head of the African Union. The 55-member continental body criticized the U.S. president’s remarks.
Neither Trump nor Kagame mentioned the row during brief comments to reporters.