Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has voiced his support for US counterpart Donald Trump after the latter's recent remarks reportedly describing African nations as "shithole" countries.
On Tuesday, Museveni poured praise on Trump, saying that he speaks "frankly" to Africans.
"I love Trump because he speaks to Africans frankly. I don't know if he was misquoted or whatever. He talks about Africans' weaknesses frankly," Museveni said on Tuesday in the capital Kampala to members of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala).
Trump is said to have used the language at a White House meeting with lawmakers on January 12th.
"Donald Trump speaks to Africa frankly. Africans need to solve their problems. You can't survive if you are weak. It is the Africans' fault that they are weak," Museveni further wrote on his Twitter handle.
His comments however are in stark contrast to the outrage expressed by other African leaders and the African Union.
In a tweet, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said that Trump's sentiments were "extremely unfortunate".
In a statement, Namibia said the Trump's language had "no place in diplomatic discourse" and was "contrary to the norms of civility and human progress".
In a communiqué, African Union (AU), which represents African countries, demanded that the American President withdraw the remarks and apologize.