Trump asks for ‘close study’ of South Africa farmer killings | US news

Donald Trump has asked his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures” and the killing of farmers there.

Trump posted a quote from Fox News on Twitter alleging the South African government was “seizing land from white farmers”.

Donald J. Trump

I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews

August 23, 2018

The president’s tweet and his direction to his secretary of state seem to have been prompted by a segment on Fox News on Wednesday night in which host Tucker Carlson expounded on the seizures. Trump tagged…

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