Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was explicit in his comment while addressing member countries at the United Nations meeting, describing the US President, Donald Trump as the “Giant Gold Goliath”.
The UN General Assembly was one where 93-year-old leader asked Trump to task both on policy and appearance, and leading speakers did not deploy harsh criticism in their speeches.
Mugabe said: “Some of us were embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath.”
“Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?”
His question move members of the assembly to rounds of applause while two junior US envoys watched indifferently.
“And may I say to the United States president, Mr. Trump, please blow your trumpet — blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue, which we have always stood for and which are well-writ in our very sacred document, the Charter of the United Nations.”
The US president had said while on the podium on Tuesday that it would “totally destroy” North Korea, calling Kim Jong-Un a “Rocket Man”.
Mugabe is not having good time with the western world and he has prevented calls for more democracy in Zimbabwe, a country he has been ruling for 37 years.
He also criticized Trump’s comment that the US would back off from the Paris accord on climate change.
Mugabe however pleaded for cooperation “in order to halt the inexorable march towards the destruction of that upon which our own existence depends.”