This post isn’t intended to defame anyone or malign any nation, but aims to shed more light on the distinctive views of the United States President, Donald Trump in different parts of the world and how it has affected the Country’s global image using Nigeria as a point of reference.
A higher percentage of people in Nigeria think President Trump is arrogant and is a bully. They often express their concern on how America handles world affairs believing that with Donald, the United States of America has become entirely selfish and only considers the interest and gains of America without taking into account other countries’ interest when making foreign policy decisions. This is believed to be the general perception of possibly the most revered world leader in every nation of the world.
Further from that view, the black race countries see President Trump as a racist with no love whatsoever for the African continent; this has not been helped by his several outburst labelling the continent “shithole”. In the media, it was learnt that during an oval meeting about immigration reform, he referred to African countries as “shitholes” and more recently, it was alleged that he labelled the first Africa Leader he has met at the white house, the Nigerian President, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has lifeless after their meeting earlier in the year.
Many Nigerians in spite of everything still have a soft spot for President Trump, as they see him as a powerful figure that understands their plight, sympathizes with them and joins them in disagreeing with the corrupt African leaders. Many also supports him because of his religious views and his take on certain issues like homosexuality and abortion.