Abuja – Nigerians on Wednesday took to social media to berate American billionaire/businessman, Donald Trump, over his comments calling on U.S. government to stop all flights from West African countries with Ebola outbreak.
Trump also protested the return of two Americans, Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, to the United States where they are receiving treatment for the deadly virus at Emory University Hospital.
Trump, who is worth $3.9 billion, tweeted on Friday (Aug. 1) “Stop the EBOLA patients from entering the U.S.
“Treat them, at the highest level, over there. THE UNITED STATES HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS.
“The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to faraway places to help out are great – but must suffer the consequences!”
In reaction, Cool FM On-Air-Personality (OAP), Ifedayo Olarinde popularly called, Freeze, tweeted that Trump was very selfish.
Freeze also added that Trump’s tweed just showed he was “a very ignorant man, who has just highlighted his shortcomings; educate yourself about West Africa. it’s not all Ebola”.
“Bill Gates who is worth 20 times more than you are spends his fortune on Africa while u alienate us,” he tweeted.
He also added that “DonaldTrump is worse than Hitler who planned to use us Africans to test his weapons; Very insensitive old man. Heartless!”.
Freeze tweeted further: “if your son were coming in from West Africa would you ask the U.S. government to stop flights from West Africa.’’
However, a UK-Based Nigerian Comedian, Wale Gates, tweeted saying: “I kinda agree with Donald Trump, every country should protect its own first;
“Nigeria should have done it long ago. Its not time to be emotional.
“If the Nigerian government has decided not to protect its people Goodluck to them. But every other country has a right to protect its people from us.”