Trump makes up new African ‘country’ and the response is classic
US president Donald Trump on Wednesday, while addressing African leaders on the sides of the United Nations General Assembly, made up a new African country.
Trump mispronounced either Namibia? Zambia? Or perhaps, The Gambia, not once but twice as Nambia.
Once when he greeted the country’s leader, another when he praised its healthcare system.
“Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” said US President in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations’ achievements.
No such country exists and social media users wasted no time in offering their own explanations.
Trump is planning of having his own country #Nambia? African isn’t perfect but we like it without Trump in it.
— Philemon Abraham (@philz_ac) September 22, 2017
— Noelle Jalal (@fairytale0716) September 22, 2017
— Joe Derosa (@derosajoe51) September 22, 2017
#Nambia is a primary example of how the rest of the world has total disregard for Africa.
— Vusi Gumbi (@VusiHGumbi) September 22, 2017
— Vanessa Sharon Reid (@VanSR) September 22, 2017
Thinking of visiting Africa next year. Where should I go, other than #Nambia ?
— Alex Valdivia (@TheAlexValdivia) September 22, 2017
For the record: #Nambia is the lesser known fan-fiction land of Aslan’s illegitimate cousin, Mafusa. It may be entered via a covfefe table.
— ResidingCynic (@ResidingCynic) September 22, 2017
— danny nsumba (@biggydany) September 22, 2017