Trump, at a lunch with African leaders, refers to the non-existent country of "Nambia." pic.twitter.com/N8megnC1Xi
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 20, 2017
Earlier today, President Donald Trump delivered a short address to African leaders who were gathered at the United Nations. During his speech, Trump talked about how he had “so many friends going to” African countries to try “to get rich.”
And he also made up a country.
“Uganda has made incredible strides in the battle against HIV/AIDS,” Trump stated. “In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”
Yeah, there’s no Nambia. And Twitter took notice and had all kinds of jokes.
Ah yes, the kingdom of Nambia right next to Zamunda. https://t.co/nLAvxDVIwL
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) September 20, 2017
'If America is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy Nambia' https://t.co/Sr3EY8lzCv
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) September 20, 2017
I hear the three to five million illegal immigrants who helped Hillary win the popular vote were from #Nambia
— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) September 20, 2017
Covfefe is the unofficial beverage of Nambia.
— Resident of Nambia (@BroderickGreer) September 20, 2017
New bucket list travel location…I hear Nambia is beautiful in the fall.
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) September 20, 2017
Nambia doesn't exist and already has better health care than we're about to get from Republicans.
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) September 20, 2017
I bless the rains down in #Nambia
— Brian Gillespie (@BrianKGillespie) September 20, 2017
Not only are Trump's friends trying to get rich in Nambia, they're doing it by mining all the Unobtainium.
— Adam Mansbach (@adammansbach) September 20, 2017
Trump: Nambia’s health system is increasingly self sufficient!
Nambian Delegation: pic.twitter.com/mmd86qRiS9
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) September 20, 2017
As the Washington Post noted when reporting on the speech, the White House amended the transcript of the address to show “Namibia” after the gaffe was noticed.
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