Tucker Carlson Stands by South Africa Commentary After Trump Tweet Backlash

South Africans are protesting against the move by their government

US President Donald Trump arrives for a ceremony to present Valerie Nessel, widow of Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman, with his Medal of Honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on August 22, 2018.

Ennerdale residents illegally erecting shacks on a piece of land.

USA president Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Thursday morning when he falsely claimed that farm seizures and the "large-scale killing of farmers" is taking place in South Africa.

"South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has just begun the process of seizing land from his own citizens, without compensation, because they're the wrong skin color".

"We continue to encourage a peaceful and transparent public debate about what we could consider to be a very important issue in South Africa", Nauert added.

It is regrettable that the tweet is based on false information, Sisulu said.

When Ramaphosa assumed the presidency at the end of previous year, he urged consideration of expropriation without compensation, so long, he said, as the government's actions didn't threaten the economy or food security.

The South African government hit back, tweeting that it "totally rejects this narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation". In May, its leaders went to the U.S.to lobby institutions and politicians about Ramaphosa's proposal to expropriate land and the alleged targeting of white farmers. The left-wing party Economic Freedom Fighters, which calls for land expropriation without compensation, has surged in popularity recently. "That's just a reality of American foreign policy", he said.

"I can tell you that our embassy has had meetings with the South African government.in the last day or so". "We want to send a strong message to the U.S.to stay out of South Africa".

What is the reaction in South Africa?

"Everyone in South Africa should hope that the pressure from the United States of America will lead to the (ruling party) reconsidering the disastrous route that they want to take South Africa on", AfriForum's CEO Kallie Kriel said in a statement on Thursday.

Nelson Mandela's grandson slammed President Donald Trump as "ignorant" and "arrogant" on Thursday, following a tweet where the President implied opposition to a controversial land reform program in South Africa.

Violent crime is a serious problem across South Africa and 47 farmers were killed in 2017-18, according to statistics from AgriSA, an association of agricultural associations.

The level of violence against farmers and farm workers is hotly contested but the police's latest figures show there were 74 farm murders in 2016-17, according to the Africa Check fact-checking site. This has been deliberately driven by the government and ruling party, even though survey evidence has shown that land - particularly in the agrarian sense - is not a priority for South Africa's people.

Progress has been slow and most South Africans believe something has to be done to accelerate change, providing it does not hurt the economy or stoke unrest. The move was made to address historical inequalities in land ownership between black South Africans and the country's white minority that have persisted since apartheid ended in 1994.

"That there will be instability and worries about property rights is inevitable, but we don't expect that the government will act in a way that radically destabilizes investor security".

But the plans have yet to be approved by parliament, and there is a vigorous debate in South Africa about how land redistribution would work - and whether seizures could be economically damaging as they were in post-independence Zimbabwe.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MI health department says one dead from West Nile
Aug 24, 2018 - 06:38
West Nile can potentially pass from birds to mosquitoes to humans, but there is no indication that any people have been affected. Repellents containing DEET are safe for those over six months of age when used according to the directions on the label.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues
Aug 24, 2018 - 06:29
The administration's own analysis also shows that the plan would result in 1,400 more premature deaths than the Clean Power Plan. When Trump ran for president he promised to stop the Obama Administration's "war on coal" as he called it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Julie Bishop May Also Be Contesting The Liberal Leadership Spill
Aug 24, 2018 - 06:27
No Australian prime minister has served an entire term in office since 2007, due to a series of internal party coups. Treasurer Scott Morrison will also challenge for the top job in any leadership vote, local media reported earlier.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years
Aug 21, 2018 - 17:57
The two Koreas have held 20 rounds of face-to-face family reunions since the first-ever inter-Korean summit in 2000. The South Korean participants are mostly in their 70s and 80s, with a 101-year-old woman the oldest.

'All I heard was her paying homage to herself'
Aug 21, 2018 - 17:17
"The Aretha Franklin tribute is Madonna talking about herself at great length?", tweeted author Michael Arceneaux. The singer and Mamma Mia! sequel star has been treating fans to a bit of Hollywood gossip at her recent shows.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Soaked! Djokovic's match suspended in rainy Cincinnati
Aug 21, 2018 - 15:43
For sure tonight I'm sad and disappointed to lose, but for me it's a big victory for myself after what I had past year . I played three match in a row last week, a three-setter, three-setter, and then finish with a tight match against Rafa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's Every Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 Card That We Know About
Aug 21, 2018 - 15:27
All of this power is coming packed into the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series which includes three different cards at launch. It maps the path of light from objects all the way to the camera view, as each photon bounces off surface after surface.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Arabia pledges $100 mln to rebuild Syria’s northeast
Aug 20, 2018 - 00:28
Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee concurred, calling the move "astonishingly shortsighted". The bulk of the amount was pledged earlier this year under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin
Aug 19, 2018 - 22:43
After Trump met Putin while attacking Merkel and the German economy, Janning says, "she needs to have her own contact with Putin". Kneissl is an appointee of the far-right Freedom Party, which has long-standing ties with Russian Federation .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England v India: third Test, day one
Aug 19, 2018 - 22:16
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane batted brilliantly and stitched a stunning 159-run partnership for the fourth wicket . Ben Stokes has cleared by the court in the Bristol brawl and will join the team at Trent Bridge .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Calls On SEC to Study Ending Quarterly Reporting
Aug 19, 2018 - 21:14
Last fall it laid out changes to capital market rules in a US Treasury report, but did not advocate scrapping quarterly reporting. Chamber of Commerce and other lobbying groups have blamed compliance burdens for preventing more companies from selling shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 20 mln Dollars needed to reconstruct Ghazni public facilities: Afghan president
Aug 19, 2018 - 20:22
US Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis said that the recent escalation in Taliban's violence is likely to remain for weeks to come. He further added that the Taliban have fallen short and they can not win elections hence they are using guns and bombs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pearl Jam Depict Dead Donald Trump on Poster
Aug 17, 2018 - 22:50
Stars and Stripes as flames". "Political posters and images have always been really provocative", he said . Jon Tester in Montana. "We're at a tipping point and it's time for action".

Trump Warns Turkey over Detained Pastor
Aug 17, 2018 - 22:39
Yet, the crisis that we face in American-Turkish relations goes well beyond the plight of the pastor. Turkey has taken advantage of the United States for many years .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Janet Jackson shares childhood memories of Aretha Franklin
Aug 17, 2018 - 22:32
He went on to recall his final interaction with Franklin leading up to her death, then stopped to compose himself again. We will honor the legend on 100.3 WRNB by bringing you her best videos, moments, songs, and moments on-air and online.