Donald Trump: President indicates that he might not know the difference between England and the UK

Greg Evans
Friday 03 August 2018 11:30
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Donald Trump's grasp of geography and the basic history of the nations of the world is, shall we say, limited.

In the past, he's shown that he knows nothing about the basic locations of Middle Eastern countries and his knowledge of Poland is vague at best.

With all that considered he may have just bested himself while talking about his recent visit to the UK at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Addressing his supporters he begins an anecdote by saying:

I have great respect for the UK, United Kingdom. Great respect.

People call it Britain, they call it Great Britain, they used to call it England in different parts.

Hmmm...

Just for clarity, England is a single nation, which along with Scotland and Wales comprises Great Britain.

With Northern Ireland, the nation then becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It really isn't that hard.

It's even more baffling when you remember that Trump owns a golf course in Scotland and visited it on his recent trip.

Perhaps he was thinking about the days before 1707 where England wasn't yet unified because Trump is a big fan of maintaining borders.

Reactions to Trump's statement have gone down as well as you can imagine.

More: Donald Trump reveals he met the 'President of the US Virgin Islands'. That's himself.

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