Trump likes "Nambia"

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  1. 375 Ruger Fan

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    President Trump's 'Nambia' remarks at U.N. prompt Twitter scorn

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/09/21/president-trump-nambia/688012001/

    President Trump referred to a nonexistent country at a luncheon with African leaders during the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday — and Twitter wasn’t having it.

    Trump spoke of “Nambia” in his opening remarks, before saying “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient” during the event, at the Palace Hotel in New York.

    "Nambia" doesn't exist — the name appeared to be a merger of Namibia in southwestern Africa and Zambia, located to the northeast of Namibia. Gambia, in west Africa, was also a contender.

    A White House transcript later clarified that Trump had in fact been referring to Namibia.
     

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    Yes, a mispronunciation to be sure, but at least he knows there are only 50 states here at home rather than the 57 Obama said he'd visited.
     

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    Only reason the last president didn't mess up pronunciation of African countries is because he was from Kenya!
     

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    I can't say too much I mispronounced it for quite some time. Then when I actually met people who hunted in Africa, I quickly learned the error in my ways.
     
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    "Southwest Africa" was so much easier:) The old days.......
     
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    Whether Trump knows that much of the road construction work is done by North Koreans and the Independence Museum in Windhoek was built by a North Korean company without a single local worker, despite high unemployment in Namibia.............................................
     
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    I know a fair few people right here in Zambia who can't say Namibia. A good PH friend of mine calls it Nanibia all the time, and he lives right by the border and goes there frequently.

    This Trump fellow gets a lot of bad press, I don't follow US politics so dont have an informed opinion to share, but he's clearly done something right to get where he is.
     
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