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Nigerians react to Trump’s grin as Buhari signs document; it’s not pretty

May 02, 2018 at 10:12 am | News

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Head of Content

May 02, 2018 at 10:12 am | News

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has just ended a visit to the White House where he had talks with U.S. president Donald Trump on security and economic development.

The visit, on Monday, made Buhari the first sub-Saharan African leader to hold talks with the Trump administration.

In a joint press conference, Trump’s reported statement calling Africa a shithole came up, and Buhari told reporters that he is not sure whether Trump said it or not.

Trump reacted by not denying it, but by saying: “The [Nigerian] president knows me and he knows where I’m coming from. And you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in.”

This was followed by a jolly signing of bilateral agreements. One photo is trending in Nigeria for the wrong reasons. Trump is seen grinning next to Buhari as the Nigerian leader signs an unknown agreement with a smile.

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