Trump Refers To Country That Doesn’t Exist At UN Lunch With African Leaders

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump, and White House chief of staff John Kelly listen as Trump is introduced during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump, and White House chief of staff John Kelly listen as Trump is introduced during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations G... Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump, and White House chief of staff John Kelly listen as Trump is introduced during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the health system of an African country that does not exist while speaking at a United Nations working lunch with African leaders.

“In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak,” he said. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”

There is no country named Nambia; it was not clear whether Trump had misread the name of Namibia or Zambia.

Asked to clarify, the White House referred TPM to the National Security Council, which did not immediately respond.

In his remarks, Trump also said that Africa “has tremendous business potential” and cited his “many friends going to your countries trying to get rich.”

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  1. Oh, for fucks sake, Nambia shares a common border with Pambia!! It’s common knowledge!

  2. To Rump, they’re all the same anyhoo. The purpose of said generic African country to make LOTS of money from having been pillaged.

  3. Trump: Iran/Iraq, Nambia/Zambia, whats the difference?

  4. Avatar for dont dont says:

    Ralph, you know the false news can never give the donald credit for being the founder of a country.

  5. Avatar for dont dont says:

    and he thinks Leopold was the best ever, believe me.

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