By Jeff Mwaura, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAIROBI – Billionaire US businessman Donald Trump who is the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party has urged African leaders to express their support to his presidential campaign in an exchange for food aid he’d send to the continent if he is elected as the United States President.
In a short memo sent to nine African leaders last week, Mr. Trump who’s struggling to earn support from African Americans as result of his anti immigrants’ rhetoric said his administration would help African to end poverty by sending millions of food sacks to Africa to feed the hungry people.
“I don’t need support of African Americans if I secure your endorsements as the real Africans.” He said in the nine-paragraph memo seen by Alleastafrica
Alleastafrica understands that African leaders to whom the memo were addressed haven’t so far replied to Mr. Trump’s email.
Announcing his immigration reform police, Trump singled out immigrants as a ‘threat’ to America.
“As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now.” He said in a speech he delivered on early this year.
“We’re going to build the wall, and we’re going to stop it. It’s going to end,” Trump said at a campaign stop in March, referring to illegal immigration.
However, Trump’s U-turn move to seek support from diverse communities hit on rocks.
With polls showing Donald Trump receiving hardly any support among black voters, the Republican presidential nominee made a new pitch to them: “What the hell do you have to lose?”
He also promised America’s more than 35 million African Americans a better life if they voted for him.
“Look how much African American communities are suffering under Democratic control.” He said.
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