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Trump Mentioned a Non-Existent African Country in a Speech, & Twitter Is Lit With Witty Responses

We all misspeak at important moments every now and then, and President Donald Trump is definitely no exception. In his latest vocal blunder, Trump apparently mentioned a non-existent country while addressing several African leaders during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Huffington Post says. I mean, it could happen to anyone…

“Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Trump said in a speech listing some of the continent’s recent achievements on Wednesday. 

In what was clearly a case of Trump needing a pair of glasses, White House transcripts reveal that he likely mispronounced the name of the southwestern country Namibia.

Although the mistake was minor, it was enough to make the internet graze over the speech’s focus on Africa’s “tremendous business potential.” Instead, the error received so many witty responses that “Nambia” began trending on Twitter. 

This was a harmless mistake, but Trump may not be leaving a very strong impression on these leaders. Earlier this week, his 40-minute speech that included threats of “totally destroying” North Korea sparked a popular GIF of the Zimbabwean committee looking pretty uninterested. 

However, Trump’s point about Africa’s business potential is totally valid, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Particularly, Namibia is a huge mineral supplier. 

Let’s hope a pronunciation guide accompanies Trump’s future speeches, just in case!

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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