When it was announced that President Donald Trump would make his first appearance at the United Nations, you know something ridiculous would happen. First, he openly referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "rocket man." But then he stepped it up Wednesday by praising a country that doesn't exist.
While speaking to African leaders on Wednesday, Trump praised the healthcare system of Nambia and applauded their ability to avoid the ebola outbreaks from a few years ago. Unfortunately for Trump, the country "Nambia" does not exist. (#FakeCountry?) Social media speculated whether Trump meant to say "Namibia," which is similar in spelling. Or if he meant Zambia or Gambia, both of which rhyme with "Nambia."
The White House later clarified that Trump meant to say Namibia, a country in southwestern Africa that revamped its healthcare system and avoided the effects of the ebola outbreak from 2015.
Trump also used the speech to both praise Africa's economic development and also brag about his rich friends getting richer in the continent.
"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."
You had to know Trump would mess up something during his UN speech. If it wasn't praising a fake country, it would be mispronouncing someone's name or talking about the leader of a country who isn't in power anymore. Maybe we should just be happy he got through the UN without inciting a nuclear war...yet.