A U.S. presidential candidate has promoted an African made belt he wore in a campaign video.
The United States presidential candidate, Thomas Steyer, will be contesting in the 2020 general elections.
During one of his campaign videos, the presidential hopeful wore a unique belt. The belt's distinctive design caught the attention of his supporters with some asking about the source.
The candidate in the 2020 U. S. Democratic presidential race has appreciated Kenyan female artisans for their work.
Responding to the tweets about his belt, he replied:
"Thanks for noticing my favourite belt! I bought it on a trip to Kenya from female artisans. I wear it as a reminder not to be so formal, and also as a symbol that the world is a better place when we educate women and girls."
According to Forbes, Thomas Steyer's net worth is $1.6 billion. He spent 26 years running hedge fund Farallon Capital. He sold his stake in 2012 and switched his focus to politics and environment.
He is a passionate advocate of clean energy and founder of the environmental group NextGen Climate.
Thomas Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor have donated tens of millions of dollars to alma maters Stanford and Yale for "advanced energy" research.
His reply has created an internet sensation with many African-Americans applauding his statements in promoting African artisans.
Some critics of current U.S. president, Donald Trump used the opportunity to throw hard knocks at the president, saying he should take lessons from Thomas Steyer.
Do you know the designers of this unique belt? If yes, please let us know. They sure deserve some credit!
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