Kenyans on Twitter (KOT), and Africans in general, are laughing off a video in which U.S President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor seemingly prays for him to win re-election, going ahead to summon “angels from Africa” to help him secure the seat.
President Trump is facing stiff competition from Democrat Joe Biden who, at the time of publication, was ahead of the incumbent with both popular and Electoral College votes.
The spiritual advisor, Paula White, is in the now viral video heard saying “…angels are being released right now, angels are being dispatched right now, angels have been dispatched from Africa right now, they’re coming here…”
Ms. White preaches; “For every enemy that is aligned against you, let there be that we will strike the ground for you will give us victory Lord…I hear a sound of abundance of rain…I hear a sound of victory…. I hear a sound of abundance of shouting and singing…I hear a sound of victory…. I hear a sound of abundance of rain…I hear a sound of victory….The Lord says it is done…The Lord says it is done…For I hear victory, victory, victory, in the quarters of heaven…”
KOT, and fellow Twitter users from the continent, have now taken the opportunity to ridicule Trump and question him why, all of a sudden, he thinks anything – let alone angels – from Africa can come to his aid despite his constant ridicule of the continent.
To understand this reaction, it is important that we take you back a little bit, for context.
On a fine morning in January 12, 2018, Africans woke up to a barrage of news reports from international media that U.S President Donald Trump had referred to their continent as, pardon my language, ‘s***hole.’
More specifically, the outlets reported, and while singling out Haiti, Trump – in utmost vulgar language, uncharacteristic of a head of State – said Africa is made up of ‘s***hole countries.’
This reportedly happened during a meeting at White House with U.S Senators as he rejected a policy that would’ve seen America take in more immigrants from Africa.
The White House, in a later statement as reported by the Associated Press, did not deny that the U.S President made this remark, however only adding that “Trump supports immigration policies that welcome those who can contribute to our society.”
This, in essence, implied that the U.S Head of State thought so little of Africans that, in his opinion, they were useless and would not help America – or him – with anything.
With this background information, you would understand why Kenyans and Africans on Twitter are finding the summoning of “angels from Africa” by Trump’s spiritudal advisor at his time of need hypocritical and downright ridiculous.
KOT, and fellow Twitter users from the continent in general, have now taken the opportunity to ridicule Trump and question him, all of a sudden, he thinks anything – let alone angels – from Africa can now help him.