Airforce One swooped in to land at Nnamdi Azikwe airport in Abuja: if there was ever a more impressive sight this was it. The huge mechanical bird dipped a wing and landed, its huge jet engines throttling back as its undercarriage hit the runway. It taxied to the VIP section of the airport and a door was opened.
A stairway was put in place and armed US marines secured the perimeter around the plane as Trump emerged from the craft, hurriedly descending the steps as a brass army band struck up, “Arise O Compatriots”.
“What’s that garbage?”, he asked an aide as he got to the bottom of the stairwell.
“It’s the Nigerian anthem”, whispered the aide.
The President, his gown billowing in the late afternoon breeze, walked up to Trump with his hand outstretched, smiling.
Trump stared him straight in the eye,” park Airforce One over there son and I’ll give you a hundred bucks!”.
An aide rushed up to him and whispered something into his ear.
Trump smiled laconically realizing his mistake and shook the proffered hand,” I’m sorry Mr President I didn’t know you were the President…I thought you were a bellboy!”.
Diplomatically the President maintained protocol, said nothing and just smiled, shaking his visitors hand.
Almost simultaneously both Presidents wives emerged: one was dressed as if she was going on a posh safari and the other wore a simple native attire.
Ever the ladies’ man Trumps eyes darted from his to his, a broad smile traversing his face. With a mischievous twinkle in his eye he asked his host “ you wouldn’t want to swap, would ya?”, he had read somewhere the President’s wife was highly educated,”…it’s just mine’s kinda dumb!”.