Trump mispronounces Namibia in meeting with African leaders

President Trump on Wednesday mistakenly referred to Namibia, a country in southern Africa, as “Nambia” while meeting with African leaders at the United Nations.

“Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Trump said at a luncheon.

An official White House transcript of the remarks clarified that the president was referring to Namibia. 

Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster described the meeting as a working luncheon to discuss how the U.S. “can help African nations develop their economies, address urgent challenges, and strengthen security relationships and economic relationships between our nations.”{mosads}

The president has been meeting with world leaders throughout the week during his visit to the United Nations. Trump made his first speech before the group on Tuesday.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump also mispronounced the name of Tanzania, an eastern African nation, during his first foreign policy address as a candidate. 


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