To clear the winds of doubts greeting the phone call reportedly made to Presidents of Nigeria and South Africa by United States's President Trump on Monday, marking the US 'African Day', a video clip published by PBS has emerged.
President Trump's telephone call to President Buhari of Nigeria is being mentioned at a Press Briefing by Press Secretary to President, Mr Sean Spicer on Tuesday 14 February 2017.
Video: White House: Trump - Buhari Call Mentioned in US Press Briefing: Cue: 10:18 minute into the clip.
PBS News Hour Broadcast: Press Secretary to President Donald J. Trump - clarifying that on Monday 13 February 2017, President Trump of the United States of America made telephone calls to "Presidents of Tunisia, Peru, Nigeria, Colombia and South Africa...".
Press Secretary Spicer also emphasised that text read-outs of the calls are available.
Readout of the President’s Call with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities. President Trump underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria, and he expressed interest in working with President Buhari to expand the strong partnership. The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and worldwide. President Trump expressed support for the sale of aircraft from the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram. President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasized the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in international forums.