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TempIn a speech during a lunch with African leaders, President Trump mentioned the African country "Nambia," but no such country exists. Critics took to Twitter and other social sites to slam the president for "inventing" or "making up" a country. The reference in this tweet to Covfefe is a word President Trump used in a tweet earlier this year without explanation; it was likely a typo.

TempYet the president's facts were correct for Namibia, and rather than "inventing" a country, the president likely just mispronounced its name.

Critics also took issue with the president's characterization of Africa as a business opportunity: "I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you, they're spending a lot of money."

Discussion:

  • Are we too harsh? Should we overlook the mispronunciation, or should the president be more careful?
  • What's your view of the president's saying Africa is a "tremendous business opportunity"?
  • Should President Trump correct the mistake? How?
  • How does humility factor into this situation—both the public's and President Trump's?