Video: Mugabe fires Trump at UN sitting

Video: Mugabe fires Trump at UN sitting

President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has jabbed US president Donald Trump, describing him as a "Giant Gold Goliath".


The longterm Zimbabwe President is part of the numerous world leaders who have converged for the UN's General Assembly.

Video: Mugabe fires Trump at UN sitting

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump

Speaking at the sitting Thursday, Mugabe aimed some subtle jibes at Trump, saying the US president has gone too far with his public show of discontent towards North Korea.


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According to the veteran leader, it is "embarrassing" and "frightening" for the US president to openly threaten to destroy the Asian country, while adding that Trump rather "blows his trumpet" towards peoace and then togetherness.


"Some of us were ...embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath," Mugabe said.


"Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?

"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."


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The 93-year-old also touched on the US' plan to withdraw from the Paris accord, insisting that could be tantamount to "destruction of that upon which our own existence depends".


The veteran leader urged Trump to desist from such a stance, while calling for international cooperation.


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