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."
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
See the reaction on Twitter below.
What happens when your president knows nothing about the world and can't even read? #Nambia— Kilimanjaro (@judedrew1958) September 21, 2017
Planning a trip to #Nambia. I hear it has sites like you've never seen before.— Randall Stephens (@Randall_Stps) September 21, 2017
"Otherwise," "Nambia" -- more proof we're enduring the stupidest First family in American history.— Nabil Baracat (@nabilbaracat) September 20, 2017
And just like that, "Nambia resident" started showing up in Twitter bios https://t.co/RBUlMAatLG— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) September 20, 2017
The first time Trump pronounced Namibia as "Nambia" 2 African leaders: Ha, he said it funny— Morgan GisholtMinard (@mgisholtminard) September 20, 2017
The second time he did it: Oh god he doesnt know