During a lunch on Wednesday with African leaders at the United Nations, President Trump spoke of his respect for Nambia. He said "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient." He also lauded the economic goldmine that seems to be Africa itself.
I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you, they're spending a lot of money, it [represents] huge amounts of different markets... It's really become a place they have to go, that they want to go.
Oh, so what that Trump went to the U N and discussed Nambia, a country that doesn't exist. How many know that Nambia's capital is Covfefe?— Bill Maher (@billmaher) September 22, 2017
FAKE NEWS! Nambia is real! They are the leading producer of covfefe!— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) September 21, 2017
To be fair, there are similarly named countries in Africa: Namibia and Gambia. The White House said the error was acknowledged and corrected, making clear that the President had not intended to invent a new nation and had, in fact, been referring to the very real country of Namibia, which is in southwest Africa.