Providing another deathblow to the “only racists support Trump” narrative, NPR reported on Monday that President Donald Trump is in fact “adored” in downtown Nairobi. In the segment, several Kenyan men praise Trump's populist ideology and outsider status.
NPR correspondent Eyder Peralta interviewed the self-dubbed “Parliament of the Common Man” on a street corner in the capital city of Nairobi, all of whom came out in support of President Trump:
PERALTA: Everybody's a Trump fan here?
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Yeah.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Yeah, we want...
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: Of course, yes.
OKIBERENGE: Trump gives us hope.
The men even took the time to decry former President Barack Obama, who they felt betrayed democracy in Kenya due to his inability to safeguard the election there. (The liberal media, of course, lament the loss of Obama as some sort of foreign policy genius, but Obama's approach to diplomacy was mostly photo-ops and flattery rather than decisive action.)
In reality, the world does not revolve around identity politics and American wedge issues. President Trump represents a new “my country first” anti-elitist ideology that is sweeping the now overly-globalized world.
Trumpism has clearly struck a chord as far as Kenya's concerned, and it's likely that his influence will only continue to grow on the world stage.