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Trump planned stopping $1.5bn aid to Nigeria –Ex-NSA

ADEOLA AJAYI EKITI

In book written by NSA, John Bolton, stated this in his highly anticipated book titled, ‘In the Room Where It Happened’.

Nigeria receiving huge amount of money for US annually which must stop in a way Nigeria government stop purchasing Agricultural materia from US.

Donald Trump once argued that the $1.5bn aid given to Nigeria annually should be stopped, while funding for military operations in Afghanistan and Syria should be cut.

According to the book written by Bolton

“Following more chatter, Patrick Shanahan (then US Defence Secretary) turned to the cost reductions that maintaining the counter-terrorism capability would entail. But before he got too far, Trump broke in to complain about Congress’ refusal to fund the Mexico border wall.

“Then he was off, ‘Why can’t we just get out of Syria and Afghanistan? I never should have agreed to the other two hundred (in Syria), and it’s really 400 anyway…Then after literally 45 seconds back on Afghanistan, Trump asked, Why are we in Africa?’

“He soon made it clear he wanted out of Africa altogether, expounding for some time on our $22 trillion national debt, followed by the problems of our balance-of-trade deficits, followed by complaining, again, about how Nigeria received $1.5bn annually in foreign aid, as he said the President of Nigeria had confirmed to him in an earlier visit, even though they wouldn’t buy US farm products.”

According to Bolton Trump is an erratic, impulsive and stunningly uninformed leader, who once assumed that Finland was a city in Russia.

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