The Media Really Wanted The Nigerian President To Address Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment, But …

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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari appeared in a joint press conference with President Trump at the White House Monday.

When a reporter asked about Trump’s infamous alleged “sh*thole” comment, both Trump and Buhari refused to take the bait to divide them.


“I want to ask you, you’re the first leader from sub-Saharan Africa to visit president Trump here at the White House,” the reporter said. “Did you address his reported comments from earlier this year when he reportedly used vulgar language to describe African nations?” (RELATED: Report: Trump Upset That ‘People From S***hole’ Countries’ Immigrate To America)

Buhari responded by saying he doesn’t even know if he believes the media reporting on Trump’s comment.

“I’m very careful what the press says about other than myself,” Buhari said. “I’m not sure about, you know, the validity of whether that allegation against the president was true or not. So, the best thing for me is to keep quiet.”

“We didn’t discuss it, and you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in,” Trump said. “But 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.”

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