Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump mangled the name of the East African country of Tanzania in his foreign policy speech Wednesday.
businessman-turned-presumptive presidential nominee pronounced the name Tan-ZAY-nia rather than the correct Tan-zuh-NIA. He also struggled to say “San Bernardino,” in reference to the Southern California city where 14 people died in a December attack, fashioning it San Bern-OR-dino.
Trump spoke at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., in an address billed as major display of his foreign policy views following his sweep of five states’ primary elections Tuesday night. He brought up Tanzania when talking about the 1998 terrorist bombing of the U.S. embassy, which killed more than 200 people.
Yet the bungled names prompted jokes all over Twitter. Even White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest couldn’t resist mocking Trump in his daily press conference.
“Apparently the phonetics aren’t included on the TelePrompter,” Earnest quipped to laughter.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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