Buhari Replies Trump – President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, after meeting with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, at the White House in April, described his visitor as lifeless, according to Financial Times, FT.
But President Buhari in a swift reaction, yesterday, said he was fit, sprightly and not lifeless as alleged by the American President.
Trump had hosted President Buhari on April 30 in Washington as the two leaders discussed issues including “fighting terrorism” and other threats to peace and security.
The revelation by Financial Times came against the backdrop of current visit of Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to the White House in Washington. Kenyatta arrived there on Saturday.
President Buhari remained the first African President to visit Trump as President of the United States.
According to an article, entitled, ‘Africa looks for something new out of Trump,’ Financial Times, yesterday, said Trump told his aides he never wanted to meet with someone as lifeless as the Nigerian president again.
“The first meeting, with Nigeria’s ailing 75-year-old Muhammadu Buhari in April, ended with the US president telling aides he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again, according to three people familiar with the matter,” FT reported.