AFRICA/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There is a group of people in Africa President Donald Trump is seriously concerned about. That group of people is white farmers in South Africa. This is the first time as President that Trump tweeted his concern about Africa — Twitter is our window into his brain, remember — and it was to let the world know that after a Fox News report he was directing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study and monitor the treatment of those white farmers in South Africa. Some people who might share his concern are US voters who still think Trump was unfairly criticized for his openness to white supremacists marching on Charlottesville, or his closure of US borders to refugees from mostly non-white countries he’s referred to as shitholes? Don’t misunderstand; this tweet does not seem like an intentional plea for votes. But it is certainly another glaring example of Trump being very literally and specifically concerned about white people. And those concerns are an important part of his political power.”

Z. Byron Wolf, “What’s behind Trump’s concern for white farmers in South Africa?,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 23, 2018 4:31 pm