- The US president has not said anything in tribute to the late former secretary-general of the UN
- Politicians and the international public alike are wondering why this is so
All of the world mourns the death of Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan, who was the secretary-general of the UN. World leaders from the French, Russian and German heads of state have all paid glowing tributes to Mr Annan.
Surprisingly missing from the list of those mourning the late celebrated peacekeeper is United States president Donald Trump. This comes in even after former US presidents like Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama have paid tribute.
It must be clarified that paying tribute to a late world-acclaimed diplomat is not compulsory. It is however highly encouraged in international relations to be courteous.
A flurry of tweets and posts on social media has come from people high and low, wondering why Mr Trump has said nothing. It has been almost 24 hours after the death of Mr Annan was reported.
The United States Sate Department and US Mission at the United Nations have issues statements on their condolences.
But this is not enough for many. Twitter user Laurie Brookins wonders how Mr Trump said nothing throughout the whole of Saturday.
Another A. J. Stewart was critical of the US president in very strong terms.
Some made fun of the US president, a technique that is quite popular with people who disagree with him.
No word has come from the White House as to why the Mr Trump has said nothing on the death. YEN.com.gh will keep you posted.
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