Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari today said he did not discuss the vulgar remarks allegedly made by President Donald Trump’s about African countries during his visit to the white house because he wasn’t sure if Trump truly made such comments.
Buhari, who is the first Africa president to meet Trump since he was sworn in January 2017, is currently in the US for bilateral talks after he was invited by 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.