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

A Demented Trump Thinks That The US Virgin Islands Are A Foreign Country

A Demented Trump Thinks That The US Virgin Islands Are A Foreign Country

Trump might have been referring to the governor of the Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, with whom he met earlier this month.

Trump made the error during a speech to the Values Voter Summit in Washington.

"And I left Texas, and I left Florida, and I left Louisiana, and I went to Puerto Rico". We are one nation and we all hurt together, we hope together and we heal together. "They suffered gravely and we're be there, we're going to be there, we have really, it is not even a question of a choice". "And I met with the president of the Virgin Islands".

Trump's reference to Mapp as president was corrected to "governor" in the official White House transcript released after the speech. While recent screwups have ranged from a wildly offensive pronunciation of Puerto Rico to bragging that he was behind a publicity stunt that wasted $250,000 in taxpayer money, on October 13, Trump proved that we have not yet reached rock bottom when it comes to things that the nation can be horribly embarrassed by.

The Virgin Islands were devastated by Hurricane Maria, which also left nearby Puerto Rico nearly entirely without power.

Yeah, the Virgin Islands is a part of the United States. According to NBC, officials have calculated the economic losses to Virgin Islands at more than $2 billion. He also did not seem to know where Puerto Rico is, describing it to reporters as "an island sitting in the middle of an ocean - and it's a big ocean, a really, really big ocean".

His latest "oops" moment came as Rep. Kathy Castor pressed the former Texas governor about Trump administration efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure after Hurricane Maria.