Financial Times Reveals That American President, Donald Trump Refers To Pres. Buhari As "Lifeless"

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President Donald Trump of the United States referred to President Muhammadu Buhari as lifeless after both leaders met in April, according to Financial Times.
The visit of the Nigerian leader to his US counterpart was celebrated by the presidency and supporters of Buhari.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had said the visit to US was an endorsement of the current administration by the American government.
“No matter how Nigerians take our own country, this is hugely an important country and this recognition is being manifested in this visit,” he had said.
On his part, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had described the visit as a sign of the growing cooperation between the US and Nigeria.
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“He (Buhari) is the president of the most populous country in Africa, the president of the country with the largest economy in Africa. And I think it’s probably the fact that the world is now understanding that Nigeria is very strategic not just to the sub-region but the entire Africa,” Mohammed had said.
At a press briefing held after the bilateral meeting, Trump said he would love to visit Nigeria which he described as one of the most beautiful places on earth.
He also commended Buhari for the war against insurgency and the fight against corruption.
“Nigeria has a reputation for very massive corruption. I also know that the President has been able to cut that down very substantially,” Trump had said.
“We talked about that, he is working on it and they have made a lot of progress and I think they will continue to make a lot of progress.”

But Financial Times quoted three sources familiar as saying Trump told his aides that he never wanted to meet someone as lifeless as Buhari again.
The White House is yet to respond to inquiries by TheCable.
Last year, there was a controversy over Trump’s alleged description of some African countries as “shithole”.
The Washington Post said he made the remark at a private White House meeting on January 12 but the American leader denied making the comment.


-- ruthie (f) at 27-08-2018 11:30AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- SweetDaddy1 (m) at 27-08-2018 12:26PM
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Trump or no Trump, The truth is that Buhari isn't physically fit.
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-- Upbendel (m) at 27-08-2018 02:02PM
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 Nigerians don't need to be told?
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-- crocatum (m) at 27-08-2018 02:17PM
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We know all too well. Sowore for president, While Kingsley Moghalu should be a minister for the Economy and its policies
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-- Deprince3 (m) at 27-08-2018 02:44PM
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POLITICIANS ARE JUST PUSHING THE GUY FOR SELFISH REASONS .. PRESIDENT BUHARI IS NOT PHYSICALLY FIT .. A PRESIDENT WHO HAS SPENT MORE THAN USD 40 MILLION OF TAX PAYERS MONEY ON MEDICAL THORIST AND YET THEY ARE STILL PUSHING HIM...THAT'S UP TO THEM WHO CARES..
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-- proly (f) at 27-08-2018 06:11PM
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Buhari have really crippled Nigeria
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-- KingPharoah (m) at 27-08-2018 09:05PM
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You can only tell the blind that, there is no oil in the soup, but can't tell him about the salt
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