Nambia

Nambia

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Updated Sep 22, 2017 at 02:17PM EDT by Don.

Added Sep 22, 2017 at 01:31PM EDT by Don.

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Nambia refers to jokes regarding a mispronunciation of the African country Namibia uttered by President of the United States Donald Trump during a speech to African leaders at the United Nations in late September 2017.

Origin

On September 20th, 2017, Trump delivered a speech to African leaders at the United Nations. During the speech, he mispronounced the name of Namibia as "Nambia." Shortly after, BuzzFeed News reporter David Mack tweeted a video of the gaffe, which garnered upwards of 21,700 likes and 15,300 retweets over the next 48 hours (shown below).




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That day, the @NowThisNews Twitter feed posted a video mocking the gaffe, which received upwards of 6,500 likes and 6,300 retweets over the next 48 hours (shown below).




Meanwhile, other Twitter posted various photoshopped images referencing the non-existent country (shown below).


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On September 21st, CNN[1] published an article titled "Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country." Shortly after, Redditor Trumpcarekills submitted the CNN article to /r/politics,[2] where it gathered upwards of 32,600 points (79% upvoted) and 4,000 comments. Meanwhile, Redditor RexScientiarium posted a photoshopped flag for Nambia to /r/vexillology[4] (shown below).



Also on September 21st, Redditor callofdoodee posted a picture of the Kekistan flag in a post titled "I would like to formally make a motion for the People's Republic of Kekistan to recognize the sovereignty of the Republic of Nambia, our world's largest covfefe producer" to /r/The_Donald.[3] That evening, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert mocked the gaffe during the show's opening monologue (shown below).



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Panuru
Panuru

This level of scrutiny for a mis-speak certainly isn't unique to Trump. Obama said "57 states" and entire conspiracies were spun from it. Then of course there's pretty much every tenth word Bush said.

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precambrian_ARISE
precambrian_ARISE

Oh come on. This is not San Escobar, "what is aleppo", mixing 9/11 and 7/11 or covfefe. This barely count as a mistake.

The people going nut over this are just looking like idiots scrapping the bottom of the barrel. And it's not like there's a lack of Trumpism to meme over.

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