‘Shithole’ scandal: Trump wants to meet Buhari in White House


President Donald J. Trump now wants to host a man from a major ‘shithole’ country ostensibly to whitewash some of the ‘shit’. The US president is also using the opportunity to reduce the scandal of sacking Rex Tillerson shortly after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. He was sacked while in Kenya, straight from Nigeria.

Trump would thus host President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to the White House on April 30, 2018, the White House said in a statement on Sunday.

Buhari and Trump had previously met at the White House in September last year when he met with Trump alongside select African leaders. This upcoming meeting will be their second.

“President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region.

“The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity,” the statement added.

Trump denied calling African countries ‘shithole’ but nobody seems to believe him. Nigerians reacted positively, saying the country deserved the insult, believing that it was caused by the leaders. Now, Trump may be trying to show some respect to African leaders but would they be less from ‘Shithole’ countries?