‘He was no leader’: South Africa denounces Trump’s reported comments about Mandela | NBC News

‘He was no leader’: South Africa denounces Trump’s reported comments about Mandela | NBC News

The president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, writes in a new book that his ex-boss said the Nobel Laureate “f—ed the whole country up.”

— The Associated Press, NBC News

JOHANNESBURG — The 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.

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Cohen wrote that after Mandela’s death in 2013, Trump said: “Mandela f—ed the whole country up. Now it’s a s—hole. F— Mandela. He was no leader.”

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Published at Mon, 14 Sep 2020 03:24:26 +0000