Watch: Trump holds joint press conference with Nigerian president

PUBLISHED: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 17:16:13 GMT

Ashley Turner

Source: Watch: Trump holds joint press conference with Nigerian president

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President Donald Trump is set to host a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Monday afternoon. Buhari’s visit to the White House marks Trump’s
first official visit
from an African head of state.

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Trump reportedly called African nations “s—hole countries” in January. Weeks ago, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Nigeria and other African countries – a visit that many saw as an attempt to sooth relations after Trump’s alleged comments.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Trump looks forward to advancing U.S. and Nigeria’s 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.