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Marco Rubio has been an outspoken critic of the Venezuelan government.
And this weekend, he commented on widespread power outrages which are wreaking havoc across the country.
In a tweet, Rubio referred to a transformer explosion at the "German Dam in Bolivar State".
The only problem? There is no German Dam.
Rubio was right to say a transformer exploded in a city in Bolivar, but it didn’t happen at a dam.
Instead, the explosion was reported by the journalist Germán Dam – who is a person, not a real dam…
To Rubio’s credit, he still hasn’t deleted the original tweet – which is good news because it just gets funnier the more you look at it.
The online response has been a mixture of people enjoying the stupidity of the tweet and despairing at the fact that Rubio is a two-term US senator.
The German Dam wasn’t the only dam under threat…
It’s easy to forget that just a few years ago, some people thought Rubio had a good shot of becoming the president.
But then again, the president is Donald Trump – so the bar isn’t especially high.
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