Trump Planned Stopping $1.5 Billion Aid To Nigeria – US Ex-NSA Reveals




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A former States National Security Adviser has opened up that President Donald once argued that the $1.5bn aid given to Nigeria annually should be stopped, while funding for operations in Afghanistan and Syria should be cut.

According to Punch, the revelation was made by former NSA, John Bolton in his highly anticipated book titled, ‘In the Room Where It Happened’.

Bolton, left ’s administration last year, said the President Muhammadu Buhari, had confirmed that indeed, Nigeria was receiving a lot of money from the US annually.

Trump, however, lamented that despite all the money Nigeria was receiving from the US, Nigeria was still refusing to buy American agricultural produce.

Bolton further claimed that argued that the US should cut funding to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while funds should be released for the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border.

He wrote, “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, 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 hundred (in Syria), and it’s really 400 anyway…Then after literally 45 seconds back on Afghanistan, 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 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.

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