He clearly meant well. That was his idea of eulogizing Mandela. I’m not defending him though, it just shows how out of touch he is with public opinion, and with what people consider to be politically correct/incorrect, rather than his racism. Him and his shitty PR team which probably came up with this sentence, we all know Sheikh Saad can barely string 2 words together.
the saddest part is that many people in Lebanon will continue to argue to themselves and to others that the likes of him (and others from both camps) are fit to lead this country, when every time these ‘leaders’ open their mouths their words drip with incompetence and naivete.