“Africa is a mainland of enormous, huge potential and is becoming incredibly quick financially and numerous alternate ways. You have worked effectively, you are confronting huge deterrents setting you back however you have done an actually totally mind blowing position… ” the expressions of Donald Trump when he met a gathering of eight African pioneers in September 2017.
Trump will, notwithstanding, go down as the first United States president in quite a while to not advance foot in Africa during his time in the White House. His first gathering with an African chief was with Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Washington in April 2017.
Trump likewise pulled in the rage of Africa and Africans with a portion of his professions, particularly the notorious “shithole mainland,” which he straight denied.
This piece takes a gander at how the Trump administration explicitly interfaced with Ghana as a country. From gatherings between the two chiefs, Trump connected visits and web-based media “face offs” tossed from Accra towards DC.
Trump meets Akufo-Addo, others on sidelines of 2017 UNGA
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was important for a gathering of African pioneers that met with Donald Trump in September 2017. At the gathering over lunch, Trump spread out a brief of his organization’s arrangements for Africa.
Different visitors included heads of Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa, Ethiopia, Namibia – which Trump misspoke as Nambia, – Nigeria, Uganda and Guinea. President Conde was additionally in participation by uprightness of being the then President of the African Union.
October 2018: Melania meets Rebecca in Accra, visits Cape Coast
A year on, the main Trump commitment with Ghana will occur with Melania Trump’s Africa visit – her first performance visit on wings of her Be Best establishment took her to Kenya, Malawi, Ghana and Egypt – in a specific order.
“Our country’s extraordinary First Lady, Melania, is doing truly well in Africa. Individuals love her, and she adores them! It is something excellent to see,” Trump said in a tweet at that point.
During her two-day visit, the First Lady visited a clinical office – the Greater Accra Regional Hospital along with First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo and furthermore visited a previous slave palace in Cape Coast meeting with customary pioneers.
She held separate talks with Mrs. Akufo-Addo and interfaced with staff of the United States consulate in Accra during her time. She traveled to Egypt which was her last stop prior to getting back to Washington.
January 2018: Shithole comments applaud back
January 13, 2018; president Akufo-Addo by means of Twitter reacted to Trump’s scandalous shithole remark. The tweet came after the case was broadly detailed and notwithstanding clear cut refusals by Trump.
Akufo-Addo was by all account not the only African pioneer to hit back at Trump. The leader of Equatorial Guinea, Theodore Obiang Nguema, in a meeting with French telecaster portrayed Trump as bigoted.
The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African mainland, Haiti and El Salvador are “shithole nations” is incredibly lamentable. We are surely not a “shithole country”. We won’t acknowledge such put-downs, even from a head of a neighborly nation, regardless of how incredible.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 13, 2018
October 2020: Akufo-Addo mourns with Trumps over COVID contamination
Quick forward to October a year ago, Akufo-Addo and Rebecca sent warm words to the Trumps, after the White House affirmed that the primary couple had contracted Covid.
The tweet came when #EndSars fights were seething in Nigeria. Where dominatingly youthful residents were calling for rejecting of a rebel police unit, SARS. Days after the fact, Akufo-Addo tweeted calling for quiet and a genial goal to the emergency.
My significant other Rebecca and I send all the best to @realDonaldTrump and his better half, @MELANIATRUMP, after the two of them contracted COVID-19. We wish them an expedient recuperation.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 2, 2020
In November 2020, president Akufo-Addo tweeted congrats at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The two had crushed Trump in acutely watched surveys. In maybe the White House’s last assertion on Ghana, Trump reported an assignment to go to the January 7, 2021 introduction of Akufo-Addo briefly term in office.
The full assertion was as per the following:
President Donald J. Trump today declared the assignment of a Presidential Delegation to go to the second Inauguration of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, on Thursday, January 7, 2021, in Accra, Ghana.
The Honorable Dr. J. Peter Pham, Ambassador, United States Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa, will lead the appointment.
Individual from the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Stephanie S. Sullivan, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana
Regarding the Biden organization whose order launched yesterday, president Akufo-Addo presently can’t seem to give an authority proclamation inviting the new president into office.
The subsequent part will see strategy conflicts between the two capitals, removals and visa limitations and the army installation bargain that set off fights in pieces of the country.
For the Government and individuals of Ghana, I stretch out my hottest congrats to the President-Elect of the United States of America, Vice President @JoeBiden, on his definitive triumph in the appointment of third November 2020. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/qIWFjzYg9D
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) November 7, 2020