In his first meeting with an African leader, Trump called Muhammadu Buhari’s homeland ‘beautiful’ and said he would like to visit
Donald Trump was described as “the perfect African president” way back in October 2015 when the comedian Trevor Noah drew parallels between the then long shot candidate’s xenophobia, mendacity, braggadocio and lavish lifestyle with certain leaders on the continent. “Donald Trump is presidential,” Noah, from South Africa, said on the Daily Show. “He just happens to be running on the wrong continent.”
The US president has said little about Africa since taking office except when inventing a new country – “Nambia” – and slandering “shithole countries” (allegedly). On Monday, he hosted a leader from sub-Saharan Africa for the first time: Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria. The gaffe potential was immense.
The American president played host to his Nigerian counterpart.
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Mr Trump says the US government has been giving Nigeria over $1billion in aid every year.
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The remarks came at the same time as when the U.S. president said Nigeria has a “massive reputation” for corruption.