Watch: Julius Malema gives Donald Trump a sassy new nickname

julius malema donald trump nickname

EFF leader Julius Malema has called US President Donald Trump a “pathological liar” after he called for an investigation into South Africa’s land reforms and farm murders.

During a briefing at the party’s headquarters in Braamfontein on Thursday, Malema slapped Trump’s involvement in South Africa’s politics.

“[W]e must put it on record, unequivocally, that Donald “the pathological liar” Trump, we are not scared of you and your USA or Western imperialist forces,” he said. “We are not the generation that is going to kneel at the statue of Western imperialism and accept to live in the indignity of black landlessness.”

Malema also tackled the notion of white genocide in South Africa, highlighting the “black genocide” in the US. “There is a black genocide here in South Africa, just recently a farmer was convicted for the murder of a black farmer,” he added.

#EFFMediaBriefing began trending on Thursday afternoon, and public responses to Malema’s delivery was mixed.

One user labelled him as the new “Mr Fear Fokol”, stripping former Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula of the title.

Some drew comfort from the “Commander In Circus’s” words.

Others pointed out a few of Julius Malema’s more questionable narratives.

Others just enjoyed his sassy nickname for Donald Trump.

Watch the rebroadcast press conference live below.

Feature image: screenshot, @EFFSouthAfrica via Twitter

Andy Walker, former editor


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