“Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” said US President Donald Trump at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations’ achievements.
But no such country exists.
Could the US leader have been referring to Namibia? Zambia? Or perhaps, The Gambia?
Social media users wasted no time in offering their own explanations.
One person shared an image of US race activist Rachel Dolezal, who identifies as black despite being born white, and who recently visited South Africa:
— Conscientious Objector (@whimsikal) September 20, 2017
So what would the 'Nambian' flag look like? https://t.co/c2hTj2StIn
— Inappropriate (@inaskosana) September 21, 2017
According to researchers, Nambia's #1 export is Covfefe. Huge deal in the works to increase trade. Very, very big deal.
— OkayAfrica (@okayafrica) September 20, 2017
Find out more about Namibia, Zambia and The Gambia here:
Some Twitter users bristled at President Trump’s comments about Africa’s “tremendous business potential”.
“I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you, they’re spending a lot of money,” Mr Trump said.
“It [represents] huge amounts of different markets… It’s really become a place they have to go, that they want to go.”
— Lau van Overbeek (@lauvancrus) September 20, 2017
This isn’t a point to be mocked, actually. Most American businesses and investors are completely missing a massive economic opportunity. https://t.co/fMfBba5NvH
— Ian Koski (@iankoski) September 20, 2017