Leonard "Pappy" Baptiste: "I love Trump"
Pappy says US President Donald Trump is not a racist
United States President Donald Trump has a huge fan in Dominica, the Hurricane Maria- ravaged Caribbean island.
He's Leonard Pappy Baptiste, 77, the perennial politician and former prominent businessman.
On Wednesday morning Pappy walked through Roseau, the capital, wearing a yellow hat and a red t-shirt printed with words expressing his admiration for Trump ("I love Trump" at the front; "Trump is President" at the back)
Asked why he admires Trump, Pappy said: "Trump is a man who speaks his mind."
Pappy said he supports the US that Trump allegedly made last week denigrating Haiti and African countries.
He has a right to make that statement," Pappy told THE SUN. "He has a right. So I still support him in spite of the statement he made."
Pappy said he has supported Trump since he announced he was a presidential candidate and "I campaigned for him in my prayers"
Do you think Trump is a racist, we asked?
" No,he's not a racist- he speaks his mind."