WASHINGTON D.C. (The T.A. Report) — Donald Trump, president of the United States, sources have said, invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the White House with the aim of boosting his public approval.
As his approval ratings continue to drop, sources within the White House told our correspondent that the historic invitation extended to Buhari may have been an attempt “to show Americans he isn’t that bad as a leader”.
“Trump is currently one of the most unpopular presidents of the world. His approval rating of 42 percent in April dropped even further to 36 percent in May, and many of us think he genuinely hopes the visit of Nigeria’s president may help reverse that trend at least a bit,” a source close to the president said.
“That is what his showdown with the North Korean leader too has been about. It was just a good-guy-versus-bad-guy script that was intended to polish him to people’s delight.”
Another source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity “because of the records of the people involved”, said the invitation became a matter of urgency following the recent visit of Emmanuel Macron, president of France, who dazzled Americans with his public speaking skills.
“When Macron visited, there were those who sarcastically suggested that a French-speaking man could speak even better English than the United States President. Hearing this, Trump asked the Secretary of State who the worst-speaking world-leader is, and the name Buhari stood out prominently,” he said.
“’Invite him! Invite him!’ the president had urged,” he added. “He argued that if they both speak side-by-side, perhaps Americans will see him as the fine orator that he is.”
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