Trump refers to Virgin Islands governor as its 'president'

President Trump made the governmental snafu during a speech Friday

President Trump made the governmental snafu during a speech Friday

"And I left Texas, and I left Florida, and I left Louisiana, and I went to Puerto Rico", Trump stated.

Trump was apparently referring to the Virgin Islands' governor, Kenneth Mapp, when he told the crowd at Thursday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., that he'd recently met with "the president of the Virgin Islands".

Trump was apparently referring to Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp when he mentioned the "president" of the USA territory, who is Trump himself.

Trump wasn't corrected during the event, but the speech was amended in the official White House transcript.

A DAY AGO, Trump's Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made a pretty big mistake when he referred to Puerto Rico as a country, when it is in fact a USA territory. "These are people that are incredible people".

After saying that Puerto Rico was "a country that already had its challenges before this storm", Perry was interrupted by Rep Kathy Castor who told him "It's America". He wrote that both Virgin Island hospitals, school, fire and police stations have been destroyed. They've suffered gravely and we'll be there. Just a day before, Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. The intense spotlight of the presidency has taken the country past the point of Trump doesn't know things, and straight into, there is something wrong with Donald Trump. Puerto Rico is not in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, which begins 550 miles off its eastern coast.

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