President Donald Trump was schooled on Twitter after making a geography-themed gaffe at a political rally.
Trump appeared not to know the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night:
“I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts.” (via Fox) pic.twitter.com/IgLQ6CFjzQ
– Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 2, 2018
“I have great respect for the U.K., United Kingdom, great respect,” said Trump. “People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts.”
Folks online were keen to point out that Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales – and the United Kingdom is made up of those three countries, plus Northern Ireland. They also noted how the country of England is most definitely still called England, despite Trump’s claim.
Great Britain is NOT The United Kingdom is NOT England! https://t.co/P2j3mCE9kR pic.twitter.com/GxCsxHaOYa
– Paul Ybarra (@ybarrap) August 3, 2018
Anyone know which “parts” of England “used to be called England”
Is he doing America- Unites States- The States next?
– John Dodge (@Sanityreturn2us) August 3, 2018
Word salad, all untrue.
FACT: Great Britain doesn’t equal United Kingdom, it is PART OF the UK
FACT: United Kingdom isn’t called Britain. It’s called the UK
FACT: England didn’t used to be called anything but England. All parts.
– Karen Arndt (@kharndt) August 3, 2018
– Moving Forward, Again. (@cubfansince76) August 3, 2018
Why do so many of Trumps speeches sound like a 12-year-old faking their way through an oral book report?
“The Lord of the Flies is a great book. Just great. There were a ton of flies…whole bunch of flies. This one character, he was the lord of them. Lord of the flies.”
– Mick Ignis (@IgnisTwote) August 3, 2018