Trump praises nonexistent African country 'Nambia' in speech to African leaders

President Trump made a major blunder during his United Nations speech on Wednesday.

When addressing African leaders at a luncheon in New York, Trump covered a list of achievements made by various nations.

"In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak," Trump said, adding, "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient."

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In fact, the president complimented "Nambia" twice on its healthcare system at a meeting that consisted of leaders from Uganda, Ghana and...Namibia.

The official White House transcript that later emerged clarified that Trump was referring to Namibia during the speech.

But it wasn't long before Twitter leapt at the chance to chastize his error.

See more reactions prompted by Trump's 'Nambia' remarks:

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Footage of the Prince of #Nambia leaving the @UN after meeting with @realDonaldTrump. // @KagroX @dailykos
#Nambia is truly beautiful this time of year. Everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Just take Psilocybin to get there.
Covfefe is the unofficial beverage of Nambia.
I love the smell of #Nambia in the morning! #MAGA #Namibia #Trump #POTUS @realDonaldTrump @POTUS
Nambia is getting recognized more and more.
The first time Trump pronounced Namibia as "Nambia" 2 African leaders: Ha, he said it funny The second time he did it: Oh god he doesnt know
Please some one trick him in to talking about Equatorial Kumar or Wakanda
"Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient" because it is not a country, which is a model I believe we can replicate.
"Africa is a continent of tremendous tremendous potential. The outlook is bright," POTUS says leaders
I know “Nambia” will be the narrative that comes from those remarks, but POTUS is right on this: Africa has tremendous business potential.
The population of sub-Saharan Africa is about to DOUBLE. That’s an unbelievable economic opportunity. China knows it and invests mightily.
Something like 7 of the 10 fastest-growing economies of the last decade were in Africa. Middle class consumer who (for now) love America.
Trump, addressing African Union just talked abt his friends' attempt to plunder the continent & mentioned "Nambia" $ "Cote dwar." Just fyi.
And just like that, "Nambia resident" started showing up in Twitter bios
@KenTremendous Don't sleep on #Nambia for the next World Cup!! They might just come out of nowhere!!
"Otherwise," "Nambia" -- more proof we're enduring the stupidest First family in American history.

Trump also praised Africa for its "tremendous business potential" during the lunch.

“I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich," Trump said. "I congratulate you, they're spending a lot of money. It has tremendous business potential, representing huge amounts of different markets."

"It's really become a place they have to go, that they want to go," he said.

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