Donald Trump says he met President of US Virgin Islands, Twitter points out HE is the President
Doanld Trump said he met the President of the US Virgin Islands, although, he is technically the President of the American territory.world Updated: Oct 14, 2017 13:14 IST
It appears US President Donald Trump has made another gaffe. Trump referred to the governor of the American territory, US Virgin Islands, as the President.
“I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and I left Louisiana and I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the President of the Virgin Islands,” said Trump.
The US Virgin Islands is one of the unincorporated territories of the US that is located off the mainland. It is one of the five inhabited US territories along with Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Except for some in American Samoa, people in these territories are US citizens. The territories elect their governments.
He made the error twice, saying again: “The Virgin Islands and the President of the Virgin Islands, these are people that are incredible people, they suffered gravely and we’re be there, we’re going to be there, we have really, it is not even a question of a choice.”
He was talking about Hurricane Irma hitting the US Virgin Islands first, followed by Hurricane Maria.
Many Twitter users pointed out that Trump is the President of the Virgin Islands, while some said with disbelief that the name of the territory “literally” has ‘US’ in it. Others said Trump’s gaffe reflected how mainland American felt about its territories.
Trump has often baffled experts and critics with his unfiltered tweets; some of which have featured inventions such as ‘covfefe’ that have become longstanding memes and sparked speculations about hidden meanings.
Here’s a look at some of the hilarious reactions:
Trump claims he met with the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands, signaling a major breakthrough in human cloning technology. pic.twitter.com/7gIaBJG9el— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 13, 2017
Trump says he met with the "president of the Virgin Islands."— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 13, 2017
*cough* he is the president of the Virgin islands, which is a US territory pic.twitter.com/8MLjqjTGb7
Trump: "I met with the president of the Virgin Islands." (That would be him…)— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 13, 2017
They're literally called the US Virgin Islands ...— Ester Bloom (@shorterstory) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow he meets the King of Hawaii.— muggs (@BitsofMeg) October 13, 2017
PICTURED: Trump meeting with the President of the Virgin Islands pic.twitter.com/lGgxC6gXp5— BOO!by cappucino (@bobbycappucino) October 13, 2017
First Published: Oct 14, 2017 12:12 IST