USA finds an ally in Kenya as Kenyatta meets Trump

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrive in Washington for talks with US president Donald Trump Sunday

Donald Trump, Kenyan president to meet

Monday meetings coincide with a report on Financial Times that Mr Trump had described Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, 75, as "lifeless" shortly after the two men met at the White House in April.

Despite Trump's personal background and style, these religious leaders are mostly on the President's side.

President Trump warned evangelical leaders in a closed-door meeting that there would be "violence" if Republicans lose the House in the November midterm elections.

"It was a pleasure having First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the White House".

Speaking at the White House Monday, the President Trump expressed confidence the two sides will work together on a number of agreements.

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At the time he also vowed to leave the spotlight, saying: "I will now step back and take a long time to listen". ET for a 15-minute set but did not address or mention the allegations, according to The New York Times .

Though Trump signed an executive order in May 2017 meant to ease the restrictions of the Johnson Amendment and allow religious leaders to "speak their minds", PolitiFact reported that his claim that he got rid of it is "mostly false". "I hate to say it, if you were a stock, you'd be like, you're very plateaued", the president said, reportedly prompting laughter from his evangelical audience. "We're in a very good mood".

"We'll bring that over to Kenya", Trump joked. He appeared to be referring to the Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway project that would link Kenya's capital with its major Indian Ocean port.

Kenyatta has been trying to bolster his image following a crisis in which Kenya's Supreme Court overturned the August presidential election, citing irregularities, and the opposition boycotted the fresh vote. Kenya is the third highest recipient of United States security aid in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Security Assistance Monitor.

Kenya's president will also sit down with USA business executives to discuss investment in his country during his trip.

Kenyatta is set to host British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday.

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