American President Donald Trump created a new African country yesterday – Nambia. And he didn’t mention this non-existent land just once, but at least twice. Watch below.
At first it was unclear if the US leader meant Namibia or Zambia when announcing that “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient”. But a check of the White House transcript of his speech showed it was the former.
Trump was addressing a luncheon for African leaders, including South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who are gathered in New York for the UN General Assembly.
The American President also congratulated the gathered African leaders, saying” “I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich… I congratulate you, they’re spending a lot of money.”
Trump also revealed he would be sending Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN to Africa to discuss avenues of conflict, resolution and prevention.
Watch President Donald Trump refer to non-existent African country Nambia
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
Watch President Donald Trump refer to non-existent African country Nambia… again!
The President of the United States just made up an African country while speaking to African leaders pic.twitter.com/GBY56lYP5f
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 20, 2017
— bright strangely (@brightstrangely) September 21, 2017
The first time Trump pronounced Namibia as "Nambia" 2 African leaders: Ha, he said it funny
The second time he did it: Oh god he doesnt know
— Morgan GisholtMinard (@mgisholtminard) September 20, 2017
President of Namibia responds to ‘Nambia’ incident with brilliant invitation to “Africa’s best-kept secret”