Donald Trump sparked even more than his usual share of Twitter tremors when he praised Nambia during a UN speech. Nambia has an “increasingly self-sufficient” healthcare system, the US president told African leaders. One problem there is that Trump was apparently talking about the Uranium-rich nation of Namibia — the president was missing just one letter, but in pronunciation Trump’s non-existent country sounds closer to Gambia, like Namibia a real African country. A simple mistake, but people had fun jumping on Trump’s gaffe.
The African leaders who scratched their heads during Trump’s Nambia praise also found themselves the target of his congratulations. Africa, Trump declared, is again considered a potential goldmine for aggressive capitalists. “Africa has tremendous business potential,” Trump told the African leaders. “I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money.”