America’s President, Donald Trump on Monday described Nigeria as a country with strong reputation for massive corruption.
Trump made the statement during a Joint Press Conference with President Muhammadu Buhari who visited the white house in Washington DC.
When asked if United States is willing to support Nigeria in easing repatriation of stolen funds to Nigeria, Trump who acknowledged that America is a destination for the looters to hide their money said talks are ongoing to ensure anti-graft wars between the two countries.
He however, described Nigeria as a country with strong reputation for massive corruption.
In the course of the press briefing, another journalists asked Buhari how he reacted to the tough comment Trump made against Nigeria at some point.
Reacting to the question, Buhari said he will rather keep shut on the issue as he was unsure if President Trump actually made the remarks.
Trump also responded on the question, he said Buhari knows him well and trust his person, he said the issue is a forgone issue and not part of what he discussed with Nigeria’s president.
denied making the comment, though he had acknowledged in a tweet earlier he had used “tough” language in the meeting, which was about immigration. He insisted to reporters afterward that he wasn’t a racist.