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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.


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).


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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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.


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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