Twitter pokes fun at Trump after he 'invents' new African state of 'Nambia'

2017-09-21 10:10

Cape Town – Social media was on Thursday poking fun at President Donald Trump after he twice referred to the southern African country of Namibia as "Nambia".

Speaking to African leaders at a lunch on Wednesday amid the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Trump hailed Africa's business potential, apparently singling out the non-existent country of "Nambia".

See the video clip posted to Twitter below

First Trump said: "…I'm greatly honoured to host this lunch to be joined by the leaders of Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Nambia…"

He then went on to say: "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient," thus setting social media abuzz.

Trump also said that he had friends going to Africa "to get rich"

"Africa has tremendous business potential," he said. "I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They're spending a lot of money," he was quoted as saying.

"For American firms it's really become a place that thy have to go - that they want to go."

See the reaction on Twitter below.  

Read more on:    un  |  donald trump  |  namibia  |  us  |  southern africa
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