Former Obama Official: Nelson Mandela Would See Trump as ‘Boorish Apartheid Leader’
Former Obama Official: Nelson Mandela Would See Trump as ‘Boorish Apartheid Leader’ (The Washington Free Beacon)
Former Obama administration official Richard Stengel said Tuesday that if former South African President Nelson Mandela was alive, he would see President Donald Trump as an apartheid leader representing a "white nation."
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist asked Stengel, who recently wrote a book about the South African leader, what Mandela would think of Trump should he be alive today. The former Obama official, who served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, compared Trump's policies to the formerly prevalent racist policies of South Africa.
"Obviously, he wouldn't have been a fan of Donald Trump and he would see him as a reincarnation of those boorish apartheid leaders who were ethnic nationalists, who only governed for their own people," Stengel said.