According to an article in the Financial Times, US President Donald Trump called Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari a “lifeless president”.
Trump calls Buhari “lifeless”
The paragraph that has got all of Nigeria talking read as follows: “Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he took office last year.
“The first meeting with Nigeria’s ailing 75-year-old Muhammadu Buhari in April, ended with the US President telling aides he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again, according to three people familiar with the matter”.
Trump and Buhari held bilateral talks at the White House on April 30, 2018.
Here are some Twitter reactions from Nigerians on Trump’s alleged “lifeless” comment.
@LordSheriff “Another low for Nigeria, now that even the US has seen how unfit Buhari is to lead Nigeria. The resolve to send him back to Daura has never been strengthened.”
@Abangmercy “Trump’s alleged remark is something to worry about, we might not like our President’s Policies but jubilating that a man that is almost same age as him even if he was younger but to refer to the Nigerian President as “Lifeless” is rather unfortunate – Buhari represents us all.”
@7Biafra “Truth is painful to liars, Buhari is lifeless represent the Fulani and the Hausa with the rest of JIHADIST group in Nigeria, Buhari that have kill thousands of my people do not represent me and my whole people of Biafra, Buhari is lifeless as TRUMP state it if that is true.”
@Koopreh “Describing Buhari as “Lifeless” is perhaps the most depressing thing you’ll read today as a Nigerian. But is Donald Trump right about the state of the man? Many Nigerians agree with the US president! It takes a lifeless leader to run Nigeria aground the way Buhari has.”
@SweetMomdee “I think I will be more surprised if Trump praised Buhari.”
@Mistereldeexl “I agree with Trump on this one. Nigerians really messed up in 2015 but the sad thing is some of us want to repeat the same mistake in 2019. We deserve better.”
@MrStanleyNwabia “If Trump feels this way about Buhari, wait till he meets Buhari supporters (People that are mad)
@JohnGrace “Buhari does not deserve to be President of Nigeria.Trump said he never wants to meet someone lifeless again. Buhari must go 2019, enough of this embarrassment.
@ Tutsy22 “Even 72 -year- old Trump says Buhari is useless.”
@OkoroNwadi “Did Trump say that? But the truth must be told, PMB should not be who Nigeria should front as their President.”
@Saucekode “First it was ‘Shithole’ now it is ‘Someone so lifeless’ Nigeria we need a better upgrade.”