The White House rushed to quickly clarify that Trump meant "Namibia", but it was too late to prevent a viral tsunami from crashing down on US leader.
The video of Trump saying that "Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient” took the Internet by storm.
Trump, at a lunch with African leaders, refers to the non-existent country of "Nambia." pic.twitter.com/N8megnC1Xi— David Mack (@davidmackau) 20 сентября 2017 г.
One Twitter user ventured an opinion that the mysterious "Nambia" was full of golf courses of which Trump is a great fan.
"Nambia is made up of nothing but golf courses! Coast to coast golf corses everwhere folks! The best golf courses, believe me!" — Trump pic.twitter.com/qdtn3FTGaM— 💙Blue Humanity💙 (@BlueHumanity) 21 сентября 2017 г.
#Nambia is the land where the unicorns run free, rainbows stretch across the sky, and Trump isn't an idiot.— Bo Jacksonski (@TrumpkinAnalyst) 20 сентября 2017 г.
In other news, Trump created a new country in Africa today.— Sea_United_Hawks (@MmedeSevigne) 20 сентября 2017 г.
Nambia. If someone finds it on a map please let me know. Thank you#Nambia
Some wondered what life in "Nambia" could be like.
QOTD and no one is even a close second: “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) 20 сентября 2017 г.
I heard that everyone in #Nambia has an Emmy and won the popular vote…— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) 21 сентября 2017 г.
Amd they have large hands.
Others played on his threat to wipe North Korea off then face of the earth.
Anyone who thinks President Trump won't wipe North Korea off the face of the earth should try finding Nambia on a map.— Boothby Graffoe (@boobygraffoe) 21 сентября 2017 г.
Trump even got a message for “the King of Nambia”.
Dear President Trump:— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) 20 сентября 2017 г.
I want to invest 5 billion US$ in Carrier plants and clean coal projects. Please send bank info.
The King of #Nambia
Obama's '57 States' Vs. Trump's 'Nambia'
Others found solace in that, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, who thought there were 57 states in the US, Trump’s slip was about Africa.
'Covfefe' Meets 'Nambia'
The mysterious word "covfefe" that Donald Trump tweeted in May was not forgotten either with many Twitter users making fun of what actually turned out to be a mistype and actually stood for “coverage.”
You guys shouldn’t make fun of Nambia.— YS (@NYinLA2121) 21 сентября 2017 г.
Without Nambia, we would not have any covfeve.#Nambia
Trump’s gaffe on Wednesday came hard on the heels of his Tuesday’s speech at the UN which caused the much-talked about “facepalm” by the White House chief of staff John Kelly who was visibly embarrassed by his boss’ verbal escapades.
Photos of Kelly’s frustrated reaction immediately went viral online resulting in a flurry of tweets.
This is not the first mistake by the leader. During his first foreign policy speech as a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump mispronounced the name of Tanzania saying it as “TanzAInia.”
The entire media is more outraged at Trump saying "Nambia" than Clapper and Comey saying there was no wiretap of Trump Tower during 2016— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) 20 сентября 2017 г.