Racist rant attributed to Trump is a recycled claim also tied to other leaders in the past

Published on 29/07/2020 at 12:49

Hundreds of new and old Facebook posts shared thousands of times in Africa have credited US President Donald Trump with a rambling “speech” full of racist remarks about Africans and Arabs. AFP Fact Check found the content has also circulated elsewhere over the years and has been attributed to other world leaders, including former apartheid president PW Botha whose 1985 “Rubicon” speech seems to have been the basis for various versions of the hoax.