Trump referred to Buhari as 'lifeless' – Financial Times


President Donald Trump of the United States (L) poses while President Muhammadu Buhari signs visitors book at the White House in Washington DC on Monday. PHOTO: ICE/NAN

The United States president Donald Trump referred to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari as “lifeless” shortly after a meeting between the two leaders on April 30, Financial Times said on Monday.

Buhari, the first sub-Saharan Africa president to meet Trump since he was sworn in January 2017 as the 45th American president, was in the US for bilateral talks on Trump’s invitation.

That meeting ended with Trump saying he never wanted to meet someone as lifeless as Buhari again, Financial Times reported citing three persons familiar with the matter.

American and Nigerian governments have not reacted to the publication…

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