The Oasis Reporters
April 30, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari and the United States President Donald Trump addressed a joint press conference today after their meeting at the White House.
The press conference scheduled at 6.30pm Nigerian time at the Rose Garden in the White House was hugely successful.
It was broadcast live and The Oasis Reporters watched it.
The press conference of the two leaders centred on the fight against terrorism, economic development, agriculture, calling Africa countries and Haiti, shithole countries, support for the US World Cup bid in 2026, the horrible killing of Christians and the burning of churches in Nigeria, Korean Summit, visit to Nigeria, the immigrants caravan to the US at the Mexican border, etc.
A Nigerian reporter, Juliana had asked President Trump if at least two of the Tucano helicopters could be delivered soon to Nigeria to “help the situation back home”, Trump answered, “very soon” and added that President Buhari loves helicopters “a lot”, more than he did.
Previously, Nigeria was not allowed to purchase such military equipment from the US but he, Trump worked things out to enable Nigeria buy them as the United States manufactures the “best military equipment in the world”, he added in a boast to market his country.
In his opening remarks, President Trump had remarked that the killing of Christians and burning of churches in Nigeria was very horrible and hoped that Muhammadu Buhari would ensure that Christians as well as Muslims were protected.
Trump equally praised Nigeria for being one of the first African countries to join in the fight against ISIS terrorism and Buhari concluded it by saying after the downgrading of ISIS, rumps of it migrated to Sahel, read to mean that he wanted to repeat his cliche of Libyan trained terrorists without addressing the Fulani herdsmen terrorists agenda in Nigeria.
Asked by an American reporter about what he had to say concerning the Trump statement that Africa contained “shithole countries”, Muhammadu Buhari wisely and diplomatically answered that he had no proof Donald Trump actually said what they said that he said, and he too is often wary of the Press and it’s reportage of events. Trump enthusiastically interjected that President Buhari knows him much better.
Buhari promised to work on agricultural issues so that farmers get access to land, and of course, herdsmen for their cattle as well.
Part 2 of the report on the Joint Press Conference report follows shortly.
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