He was speaking of the countries of Africa.Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.
Poverty in America is people getting welfare checks, food stamps, free healthcare, rent subsidy, WIC, free cell phones, free lunches and breakfast at schools, free school supplies, etc.
Oh, go to Walmarts and see what the welfare mothers are doing with their poverty....they buy clothes many of us who are working and paying taxes are unable to buy.
Many of the welfare mothers even get "earned income credit" if they only work one week out of the year and pay less than $100. but can receive $3 or $4 thousand in refunds....how nice.