Trump says he spoke to Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

Trump says he spoke to Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

This isn't the first time the Trump administration has referred to the USA territories as foreign countries.

Trump, examining his voyage through storm hammered parts of the U.S.at the Values Voter Summit, said "I met with the President of the Virgin Islands".

"I will tell you, I left Texas, and I left Florida, and I left Louisiana, and I went to Puerto Rico, and I met with the president [governor] of the Virgin Islands", the transcript reads.

Oops! President Donald Trump said during a speech that he recently spoke with the president of the Virgin Islands, who is actually Trump himself. So unless someone somewhere has managed to clone Trump and somehow smuggled said clone off the mainland, the man Trump met during his trip to the territory in early October was actually the governor of the Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.


At the time, Trump was referring to the current state of the Virgin Islands following hits by both hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated the tropical island.

The president has come under fire for his response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, starting with the fact that he did not seem to know that he was president of that territory, or that its residents are United States citizens, either. According to NBC, officials have calculated the economic losses to Virgin Islands at more than $2 billion.

During a subcommittee hearing, Perry referred to the island territory as a "country."

Trump isn't the first person in his administration to make this mistake.

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