US gives Somali President a Trump-inspired 'Make Somalia Great Again' cap

US gives Somali President a Trump-inspired 'Make Somalia Great Again' cap
Immigration from Somalia was included in Trump's travel ban (U.S. Mission-Somalia/Twitter)

A US Ambassador has given Somalia's President a Trump-inspired cap with 'Make Somalia Great Again' written on it - in a move labelled "nauseating" and "embarrassing".

President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed - who is also a US national - received the gift from US Ambassador Stephen Schwartz.

President Donald Trump included Somalia in his executive order which prevented immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.

President Mohamed previously worked for the New York State Department of Transportation in Buffalo.

He then served for eight months as the Somali Prime Minister during 2010 and 2011, where he dealt with the al-Shabab insurgency.

He tweeted the meeting with the US Ambassador was "very productive".

The US embassy in Mogadishu tweeted the meeting was "fruitful".

Earlier in February, President Mohamed said he wanted discussion with the White House to remove Somalia from the travel ban list.

"It is part of my responsibility to talk about this issue with the US government by conveying our message to the president and his government that the Somali people are really good, hard working people," quoted him as saying.

"They raise their families in the United States. So we will see if he can change that policy and exclude Somalis from that list."