Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Reason why i avoid bringing up President Donald Trump ’s alleged vulgar remarks about African countries— President Buhari

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari
Monday said he avoided bringing up
President Donald Trump ’s alleged
vulgar remarks about African countries when the two presidents met today at the White House because he was not sure his American counterpart truly made comment .
Buhari, the first sub- Saharan Africa
president to meet Trump since he was sworn in January 2017, is currently in the US for bilateral talks on the invitation of the American president.

“ I am not sure about the validity or
whether that allegation against the
President was true or not , so the best thing to do for me is to keep quiet,”
Buhari said during a joint press
conference with Trump at the Rose
Garden at the White House.

Trump came under fire early in the
year after he reportedly called some
African countries ‘shithole ’ at a private
White House meeting on January 12 .
But he denied making the comment and
labelled his accusers as fake news
peddlers.
“ We didn’ t discuss it, because the
president knows me, and he knows
where I’ m coming from and I
appreciate that. We did not discuss it,”
Trump said .
He, however, insisted that there are
“ some countries that are in very bad
shape and very tough places to live in . ”
Although he doubled down on that
denial during the press conference –
though not in clear terms - , a former
director of communications for the
Office of Public Liaison in the White
House under Trump confirmed that the American president’ s shithole comment .

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