This tweet followed a segment on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in which the Fox News host reported that South Africa's government had already started expropriating the land of white farmers without pay, a policy South Africa's government insists it has not implemented and which would require a constitutional amendment that is now working its way through the legal process.
The news channel likened the situation in South africa to the violent land grab done by Robert Mugabe in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
The South African government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers" in South Africa.
Since becoming president, Trump has largely left Africa to drift, meeting only a handful of African heads of state and leaving key diplomatic positions - the ambassador to South Africa, for one - unfilled. More recently, Fox News's Tucker Carlson, one of the president's favorite conservative cable news pundits, has taken up the cause.
South Africa has a long history of colonial conquest and dispossession that pushed the black majority into crowded urban townships and rural reserves.
A BBC report a year ago debunked the white nationalist myth of "large scale killings" of white land-owners, finding that "the claim being made by protesters about farmers being more likely to be murdered is not supported by reliable data".
Each year there are dozens of murders on the country's farms and hundreds of attacks are reported.
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As it happens, the consultation just closed, and the South African government said Thursday that Parliament would consider the results.
The foreign ministry said in a statement it would meet officials at the United States embassy to challenge the "unfortunate comments", which were "based on false information". The ruling African National Congress has promised to ramp up redistribution efforts, including amending the constitution to allow the government to seize land without paying the owner. "The minister has thus instructed the Department to meet with the US Embassy in Pretoria to seek clarification on the matter today", a Foreign Ministry statement said.
A 2017 land audit released by the consultancy Agri Development Solutions and AGRI SA, a farm lobby organization, found that nonwhites owned 27 percent of farmland in South Africa, compared with 14 percent in 1994.
In a tweet, Trump said he will ask the Secretary of State to closely study South Africa's land reform process.
The goal of the organizers, which included representatives from major neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, "traditional white supremacist", Christian Identity groups, as well as racist prison gangs, was to stop the alleged "genocide of Whites" in South Africa.
So why is South African land reform in the news?
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 27, 2018. But the ANC accused land owners of inflating farm prices to a point where it made it hard for the government to afford the land for redistribution purposes.