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Take the comment on Africa:
-- George W Bush did a lot with Africa with PEPFAR that was very, very well received and created a lot of goodwill.
--Then that was followed by Obama, the first black President, and could trace his lineage back to Kenya. He made multiple high level missions to Africa to strengthen ties.
--Haley and Tillerson have continued a strong line on human rights in Africa and we have increasingly been drawing together with African partners on security issues like terrorism and piracy. Bob Corker in the Senate has done a lot with Electrify Africa.
-- On trade, there is definitely a competition with China and India for influence and markets in Africa that will persist into the 21st century.
So Trump would only have to extend a bit of graciousness and attention and he could actually achieve some things that improve human development and increase US trade and security. He could go address the African Union or visit Tanzania, or South Africa, etc. But he says stuff like this. Even if you think I am a snowflake, there is no strategic vision or thought that maybe we need to court a continent with 1 billion people.
Never mind that Africa has so many of the most beautiful sites on the planet and its immigrants are among the hardest working and best educated when they do manage to immigrate here.
Post Edited - 01:58:39 PM 01-12-2018
Post Edited - 01:59:33 PM 01-12-2018
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