In the wake of an alleged comment made by America’s Donald Trump, ex-president John Mahama has attracted some ‘heat’ unto himself over a picture tweet he made concerning the issue which has enraged many Ghanaians and Africans in general.
Ex-President John Dramani Mahama made an earlier tweet which read, “Africans and Haitians come from ‘shithole’ countries? Isn’t Trump demonstrating that he’s nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of ‘Make America White Again’? I congratulate Botswana for showing the way. Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult.”
The former president who had early on called out Donald Trump as a ‘racist’ for his “shithole” comment took to Twitter in a recent post which read, “Shithole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?”.
Sometime last year, a photo of Donald Trump being shown an African map and the location of Ghana went viral on social media. Some people were of the view that Donald Trump was impressed with Ghana’s economy and wanted to know exactly where it was on the African map.
Some people, therefore, used the photo as propaganda to promote the NPP’s administration. It was however revealed that the picture had been photoshopped; meaning that it was fake. To make it easy to spot, all the countries on the map had the name, “Nambia”.
John Dramani Mahama’s tweet was therefore treated by other social media users as an ‘attack’ on the NPP administration and they did not take kindly to it.
Shithole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September? pic.twitter.com/Z8Y6sG4DBK— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) January 13, 2018
America’s president, Donald Trump made world headlines when he was reported to have referred to Haiti and Africa as “shitholes”.
Many people have come out to criticize Donald Trump over the claim and even the African Union issued a statement to register its displeasure over the incident.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took to his social media handle with a post which read, “The language of US President Donald Trump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are “shithole countries” is extremely unfortunate. Ghana is certainly not a “shithole country”. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.”
Here are some of the responses on ex-president Mahama’s tweet:
So you were jealous. A whole ex president talking like a serial caller just to be relevant.The President of USA erred and we are demanding an unqualified apology period— Abdul Karim Bassit (@bassit30) January 13, 2018
Mr President, check the photo you posted.... ''Nambia''... ????— Edem (??) (@edem_dogbey1) January 13, 2018
I'm i the only person who thinks this image is photo-shopped?? @JDMahama big man you start dey act like a jealous ex..lets observe and watch the country move forward..wei dierrr 3nboa— Kofi_GodAlone (@lyrical_jadon) January 13, 2018
Ex-president making fun of ur own country. This show that you don’t think of the country first.— lordsackitey (@lordsackitey) January 13, 2018
Has the former President’s account been hacked??— Richie Selasie Gollo (@therealselase) January 13, 2018
This too you're bringing politics inside, don't you have people who does pictures analysis in your office to realised this picture is fake...Gosh— Africa Links (@africalinx) January 13, 2018
Former President, Did u check the map before tweeting? Is Africa a continent or Namibia? What was the aim of this tweet? Please stop being bitter. Until the rotten tooth is pulled out, the mouth must chew with caution. Perhaps, you had an opportunity to make Ghana better.— Nissify.com???????? (@NissifycomGH) January 13, 2018
Wow.... i don't believe u can say this.— Mensa Sarpon (@NanaYawMensa) January 13, 2018
Do we have turn everything into politics— __FarGo__????????????® (@CoolerVibes_091) January 13, 2018
Eiiii ex president ampa. So you became jealous when he appreciated us last September huh?? Leave such comments for your goro boys wai.— freshann (@freshann1) January 13, 2018