Trump mercilessly mocked for not knowing who is the President of the US Virgin Islands
Donald Trump Met With…Himself?
Republican Donald Trump has made it clear he is not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to world affairs. And, sadly, he isn’t too bright when it comes to the affairs of the country he is currently running.
During a recent speech, he uttered the following:
And I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the president of the Virgin Islands.
Well, that was certainly nice of him. So, he met with US Virgin Islands President…let me make sure I’m spelling this correctly…President Donald Trump of the US Virgin Islands.
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Trump said he met with the President of the Virgin Islands.
Trump is the President of the Virgin Islands. pic.twitter.com/qudUIpwzoY
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 13, 2017
Both Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been struggling with basic needs for citizens since hurricanes devastated the islands. It has been reported over 90 percent of Puerto Ricans are still without power and more than 1 million do not have potable water. The current situation in the US Virgin Islands is roughly the same, as around 90 percent of the island remains without power.
Twitter was not too kind to the Republican’s rather stunning miscue. And considering Trump’s treatment of hurricane victims in the area, the slamming is pretty well deserved.
Bet you thought this was Fake News!! But it's true!! Surprised that the President of the Virgin Islands is quite a bit shorter though. pic.twitter.com/GcnqEl8G8q
— Pete (@therealrealpete) October 13, 2017
— Joe Rios (@TheWildCardJoe) October 13, 2017
So next week he can meet with the President of Wyoming, the Prime Minister of Florida and the Queen of Vermont…
— Nathan (@njwray) October 13, 2017
It was the best meeting I have had with any foreign leaders. We agreed on everything. He is my favourite leader. Like looking in the mirror.
— John Ryckman (@RyckmanImpulse) October 13, 2017
— Julzie (@JulzSFGiantsFan) October 13, 2017
— Lynn Maldonado (@LynnButter13) October 13, 2017
I hope the IQ test don’t include this question….
— Javier Espinosa (@jvrespn) October 13, 2017
So he met with a mirror?
— Tony Bermudez (@BerMEWdez728) October 13, 2017
This comes a day after Donald Trump threatened to pull resources out of Puerto Rico, despite the catastrophic situation Americans continue to face there.
Trump’s cabinet didn’t fare much better yesterday, either. Energy Secretary Rick Perry mistakenly referred to Puerto Rico as a country during a hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee on rebuilding the island’s energy infrastructure. He was quickly corrected by Democrat Kathy Castor of Florida.
This flub by Donald Trump comes roughly one week after telling Americans at an event in the White House for Hispanic Heritage Month that they had “a wonderful president in Mexico”.
It’s days like these that Trump seems to live up to the moniker reportedly bestowed on him by his own Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. And I don’t think many wold question the accuracy of that assessment, at this point.
Featured image via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (cropped).
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