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Donald Trump still doesn’t seem to understand that England and the UK are different.
When Trump was asked about his meeting with Boris Johnson at the G7 summit yesterday, the president revealed that he asked a bizarre question about UK geography.
You know I ask Boris, where’s England? What’s happening with England?They don’t use it too much anymore. We talked about it – it was very interesting.
You know I ask Boris, where’s England? What’s happening with England?
They don’t use it too much anymore. We talked about it – it was very interesting.
I'm not sure Trump understands the difference between England and the United Kingdom https://t.co/ERlIWfJ6w7 — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)
@atrupar That's been clear for a long time. He thinks England changed its name. And kind of thinks it was a trap ai… https://t.co/viJ4voJzOe — Against Yastronomical Odds (@Against Yastronomical Odds)
Ever wondered just how deep and "special" that "Special Relationship" is...?
👇 https://t.co/t2CuCvyDMO — Paul McNamara (@Paul McNamara)
Trump’s idea of a “very interesting” conversation is clearly very different from everyone else’s.
For anyone who doesn't already know, England is one of four countries within the United Kingdom (with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and not just another word for the UK.
In fact, people from the other three countries in the UK get pretty annoyed when Americans assume England is the only one that matters.
This isn’t even the first time Trump's made this mistake, as he suggested that you could use “England” interchangeably with “Great Britain” or “the UK” at a rally in 2018.
"I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it Great Britai… https://t.co/FAqy38y9ZX — Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)
The comment was just one of many ill-informed or straight-up false claims made by the president during the G7 press conference.
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