Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who completes this 93-year-old Tuesday, said he is an admirer of America's "America First" policy by his American counterpart, Donald Trump, adding that by saying that he sounds like his Own thoughts. Mugabe, one of the longest-standing leaders in power, spoke today about Donald Trump during an interview about the 93rd anniversary. "When it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand we speak of American nationalism, America for America, America for Americans, we agree on that. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans," Robert Mugabe said. The Zimbabwean leader has previously defended Trump, saying he did not want Democrat Hillary Clinton to win last year's elections.

The Zimbabwean President said he hoped the Trump government would remove the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe over more than a decade for alleged human rights abuses and electoral irregularities.

However, Mugabe questioned Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border.

"I do not know how the Mexicans will pay it, I thought the Americans loved Mexico, I do not know, give it time, it can improve its policies," he said. A large party is scheduled for Saturday in honor of Mugabe, who has held the position of President since 1987, after having been prime minister between 1980 and 1987. Zimbabwe ascended to independence in 1980.

Most experts however blame Mr Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, which used to be Zimbabwe's economic backbone.

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Mugabe has announced he will run for office next year.

During the interview, Mugabe praised the woman, Grace Mugabe, saying she is always ready to go out in her defense, being experienced, a strong character and very accepted by the people.

The political rise of the Zimbabwean President's wife has been a source of consternation for opposition figures as well as members of the ruling ZANU-PF party, who suspect the First Lady is positioning herself to occupy a position More important in the Government.

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