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Trump Praises Non-Existent Country In UN Speech


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The US President has praised the healthcare system of a non-existent country while speaking at the United Nations.

Donald Trump twice referenced “Nambia” when speaking to African leaders.

He first referenced the 'country' during opening remarks at the working lunch:

Later during his speech President Trump observed: "We will continue our partnership on critical health initiatives. Uganda has made incredible strides in the battle against HIV/AIDS.”

"In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” he said.

There are several countries with similar names - notably The Gambia, Zambia and Namibia - but none called Nambia.

The White House has since moved to clear up the confusion by releasing an official transcript of the speech.

It said President Trump meant to reference Namibia as he addressed African leaders.


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