President Donald Trump is refusing to apologize for his inflammatory rhetoric on immigration even if it impacts the legal fortune of his travel ban.
The president said Monday, while at a White House news conference alongside President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, that he had nothing for which to apologize.
President Donald Trump says the U.S. values Nigeria’s role as a strong democratic leader in West Africa.
Nigeria is one of America’s largest trading partners in the region. Trump says the U.S. is having conversations with Nigeria about removing trade barriers.
Trump says the U.S. will invest “substantially” in Nigeria if Buhari can create a level playing field.
Trump also noted that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has taken steps to fight government corruption and improve the trade climate.
He commented at a joint White House news conference with Buhari after they met Monday at the White House.
Buhari said the U.S. and Nigerian delegations discussed security, trade, government and human rights, among other topics.
President Donald Trump is urging Nigeria to take down trade barriers to allow additional U.S. investment in the African nation.
Trump is discussing trade ties at the start of a joint news conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Trump notes that the U.S. provides Nigeria with more than $1 billion a year in foreign aid and wants Nigeria to take down trade barriers in return.
Trump says, “We think that we are owed that”
He says the U.S. will invest in Nigeria if they can make a more “level playing field” on trade ”US values Nigeria relationship.
President Donald Trump says the extremist group Boko Haram has been a “terrible problem” for Nigeria.
Trump commented Monday as he sat down in the Oval Office with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari .
Trump says they will discuss terrorism and trade. He also mentioned anti-Christian sentiment in Nigeria.
Buhari thanked the U.S. for its commitment to fighting terrorism and says U.S. action has helped his country a lot.
Boko Haram launched a violent insurgency in the Nigerian northeast nine years ago with the aim of creating an Islamic state. Thousands of people have been killed. Mass abductions of schoolgirls brought Boko Haram international notoriety and one faction has declared allegiance to the Islamic State group.
President Donald Trump has welcomed the first African leader to visit the White House during his presidency, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari.
Trump caused anger in Nigeria last year after reports that he said Nigerians wouldn’t want to return to their “huts” if allowed to visit the U.S.
Nigeria was also among the African nations that summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain Trump’s comments comparing Africa to a filthy toilet.
Buhari was among the first two African leaders Trump called after taking office, along with South Africa’s president.