“Lisa Monaco, who served as Obama’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, remembered a notable exchange between Biden and then-Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan when the African leader visited the White House during the Ebola outbreak.

“‘The vice president was quite forceful with him to accelerate [his] response,’ Monaco said. ‘The message was: “We need you and your government to really step up and do more on detection, surveillance and tracing…”’”

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