The US president-elect, Donald Trump, has snubbed President Muhammadu Buhari by calling 10 leaders of other countries within 24 hours of his victory without putting a call to Nigeria.Trump also sparked suggestions that he may side-line the United Kingdom in his policies after he called 9 world leaders before extending a call to the British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The decision to call the prime minister of Ireland ahead of Mrs May prompted questions about the health of the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the US following Trump’s victory. But some fear the new president does not view the UK’s interests as a priority. See the list of world leaders Donald Trump has spoken to since he won the US presidential election.
1. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt
2. Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland
3. President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico
4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
5. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey
6. Prime Minster Narendra Modi of India
7. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan
8. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia
9. President Park Geun-hye of South Korea 10. And British prime minister Theresa May
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari was among world leaders who congratulated the Donald Trump on his victory at the polls. Buhari in a statement on Wednesday, November 9, also congratulated US citizens on the outcome of the election. Do you think Trump not calling Buhari posses a bad sign for Nigeria – America relations?