Trump tweets incorrect on South African land seizures, farmer killings


Fox News host Tucker Carlson and President Donald Trump are among a group of U.S. conservatives raising alarm bells about something happening half a world away in South Africa.

“The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has begun … seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin color,” Tucker began his show Aug. 22. “That is literally the definition of racism.”

Trump chimed in soon thereafter on Twitter, tagging accounts for both Carlson and Fox News and going even further to decry murders of farmers. Trump said that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to investigate “the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.”

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