Sitting for a joint press conference, alongside President Donald Trump who invited him for a meeting in the United States, President Buhari reacted to the shithole comment credited to the U.S President.
President Buhari who was asked to comment on President Trump’s use of vulgar language to describe African nations, said;
”I am very careful with what the press says other than myself. I am not sure whether that allegation against the presidnet is true or not. So the best thing for me to do is to keep quiet” he said.
President Donald Trump who reacted to the question, said;
‘We didn’t discuss it but you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in.We didn’t discuss it because the presidnet knows me and he knows where I am coming from and I appreciate that’.
Here is the video below;
At least 162 people filed indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission about news coverage of President Donald Trump’s reported remarks denouncing immigrants from “shithole countries,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO.
Trump later denied using that specific language, although the White House waffled on the issue and witnesses such as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) insisted he used those words in January to refer to Haiti and several unspecified African countries.
Either way, the resulting news stories ruffled the sensibilities of dozens of television viewers after several networks and news programs opted not to censor the word, according to the documents, which the FCC provided under the Freedom of Information Act.
Many of the viewer complaints over the controversy implored the FCC to take action against one of Trump’s favorite targets: CNN, which as a cable network does not fall under the FCC’s indecency rules. Only the agency’s power to keep obscenity — that is, hardcore pornography — off the air applies to cable and satellite stations.
“They intentionally broadcast the word over 30 times to paint the President as a bigoted racist,” one person from Portland, Ore., complained two days after The Washington Post first reported that Trump said the word in a private meeting with lawmakers. “CNN is out of control and is attempting to completely undermine the President of the United States. CNN has overstepped their 1st Amendment rights and needs to be punished.”